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CORREGIDOR ISLAND

 

 

 

 

UNIT OFFICERS NCO & MEN CIVILIANS TOTAL
 

 

 

 

 

Hq

17

98

 

115

1st Btry (Fort)

1

43

 

44

  (Lt. (Navy) ENDO)

 

 

 

 

2nd Btry (Fort)

1

29

 

30

  (Ensign FUNAKI)

 

 

 

 

3rd Btry (Fort)

2

92

 

94

  (Lt (j.g.) OMOTE)

 

 

 

 

4th Btry (Fort)

1

34

 

35

  (WO YAMAMOTO)

 

 

 

 

1st Dual Purpose Gun Btry (Fort)

1

98

 

99

  (Ensign ISHIGURO)

 

 

 

 

2nd Dual Purpose Gun Btry (Fort)

1

78

 

79

  (Ensign FURUTANI)

 

 

 

 

1st MG Btry

1

73

 

74

  (Ensign TAMURA)

 

 

 

 

2nd MG Btry

1

66

 

67

  (WO ARAKI)

 

 

 

 

3rd MG Btry

1

66

 

67

  (WO TASHIRO)

 

 

 

 

4th MG Btry

1

68

 

69

  (WO HARATAKE)

 

 

 

 

Hq Plat, Suicide Unit

 

18

 

18

9th Suicide Unit

7

169

 

176

  (Lt (j.g.) NAKASHIMA)

 

 

 

 

10th Suicide Unit

8

175

 

183

  (Lt (Navy) ISHIKAWA)

 

 

 

 

11th Suicide Unit

7

194

 

201

  (Lt (Navy) YAMASAKI)

 

 

 

 

12th Suicide Unit

 

 

 

 

  (Lt (j.g.) MATSUE)

 

 

 

 

13th Suicide Unit

6

181

 

187

  (Lt (j.g.) HORIUCHI)

 

 

 

 

Torpedo Boat Unit

14

111

 

125

Water Patrol Unit

14

257

93

364

Land Garrison Unit

25

792

5

822

  (Capt. SHIOZAWA)

 

 

 

 

Signal Unit

 

54

 

54

  (Maj OYAMADA)

 

 

 

 

Adm Unit

3

45

27

75

  (Lt (Navy) UEDA

 

 

 

 

Armament Unit

2

 

58

60

  (Tech Lt (Navy) GOTO)

 

 

 

 

Exped Unit, Civil Engr Dept,

5

23

313

341

(219th Construction).

 

 

 

 

  (Tech Capt SHIDA)

 

 

 

 

328th Construction Bn

6

283

 

289

  (Comdr YOSHIDA)

 

 

 

 

331st Construction Bn 16 806   822
  (Cmdr YOSHIDA)        
Medical Unit

1

27

 

28

Transport Unit Dept (Navy)

 

 

7

7

111th Fishing Unit

 

 

 

 

  Army

 

4

66

70

  Navy

 

109

 

109

Searchlight Unit

1

38

 

39

  (WO USUI)

 

 

 

 

 

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MARIVELES Lumbering Exped Unit

1

150

 

151

  (WO CHAYAMA)

 

 

 

 

(TN:  Sic)

 

65

7

72

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

151

4,339

576

5066

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, the following units were listed without strengths, and probably represent a small increase to the total strengths as tabulated above:

 

HAAN Btry (Fort)

CHINE Btry (Fort)

  (Ensign TAKAHASHI)

103rd Material Depot

3rd ASAHI MARU

17th ASAHI MARU

       HAKKO MARU

      SUNHO MARU

      Btry Engr personnel

Paymaster Unit (Navy)

Material Dept (Navy)

Ordnance Depot (Army)

Signal Attendants

 

CABALLO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

UNIT OFFICERS NCO & MEN CIVILIANS TOTAL
 

 

 

 

 

1st Btry (Fort) 1

37

 

38

  (WO SAKANUSHI)  

 

 

 

1st Dual Purpose Btry 1

79

 

80

  (Ensign SASAZAWA)  

 

 

 

1st MG Btry 3

11

 

14

  (Lt (j.g.) SAITO)  

 

 

 

2nd MG Btry 1

16

 

17

  (WO MIZUSHIMA)  

 

 

 

Land Garrison Unit 1

32

 

33

  (1st Lt AMATANI)  

 

 

 

Adm Unit  

2

 

2

  (Ensign SASAZAWA)  

 

 

 

WO HAMIGUCHI 1

25

 

26

Ensign WAKAYAMA 1

71

 

72

WO SAKURA, Koji 1

29

 

30

331st Construction Unit 2

201

 

203

  (Tech WO IKUTA)  

 

 

 

Armament Unit  

 

7

7

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

12

503

7

522

         
         
EL FRAILE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st MG Btry (Fort) 1 20   21
Land Patrol        
Adm Unit        
 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 1 20   21
         
 

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CARABAO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

UNIT OFFICERS NCO & MEN CIVILIANS TOTAL
 

 

 

 

 

11th Btry (Fort)

1

78

 

79

  (Ensign WATANABE)

 

 

 

 

2nd Btry (Fort)

1

35

 

36

1st MG Btry (Fort)

6

207

 

213

  (Capt NAKAMURA)

 

 

 

 

2nd MG Btry (Fort)

 

 

 

 

  (Ensign WATANABE)

 

 

 

 

Signal Unit

 

 

 

 

  (Ensign SUZUKI)

 

 

 

 

Adm Unit

 

 

 

 

  (Ensign SUZUKI)

 

 

 

 

Land Garrison Unit

 

 

 

 

GOTO Armament Unit

 

 

8

8

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 8 320 8 336
         
         
MARIVELES (BATAAN)

 

 

 

 

UNIT OFFICERS NCO & MEN CIVILIANS TOTAL
 

 

 

 

 

1st Btry (Fort) 1

37

 

38

  (WO SAKANUSHI)  

 

 

 

1st Dual Purpose Btry 1

79

 

80

  (Ensign SASAZAWA)  

 

 

 

1st MG Btry 3

11

 

14

EL FRAILE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st MG Btry (Fort) 1 20   21
Land Patrol        
Adm Unit

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 1 20   21
         
         
CABCABEN (BATAAN)

 

 

 

 

         
Land Garrison Unit        
  (1st Lt. NASU)        
         
         
         
TERNATE (CAVITE)        
         
Land Garrison Unit        
  (Capt MINIMADE)        
         
         
Two PW's, captured while attempting to swim from CORREGIDOR to BATAAN, stated that the CO of the "CORREGIDOR Defense Force" (also known as"MANILA BAY Defense Force") was Naval Capt ITAGAKI. This is probably Capt ITAKAGI, Akira of the 31st Naval Base Force.  Previous captured documents and PW's have identified the "Land Garrison Unit" on CORREGIDOR as the 1st Prov Inf Bn ("ICHINOZAWA" can be read alternately as "SHINOZAWA"). One PW stated that as of 17 February the 1st Co of this Bn was annihilated, the 3rd Co was at half strength, and only ten men survived from the MG Co. The 9th to 13th Suicide Boat Units have been confirmed by PW's as units operating Naval suicide crash boats. The strength figures given for these units by the PW's coincide very closely with those given in the organization chart. It is of interest to note that these crash craft are operated by Naval personnel; all suicide boat units heretofore identified have been under Army command and operated by Army personnel. The 111th
         
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"Fishing" Unit located in the organization chart could well be another suicide boat unit, and it is of added interest that both Army and Navy personnel are included in this unit. The presence of the 331st Construction Bn on the island has been confirmed by a PW. The PW did not know this unit as the "331st" but stated he was from the YOSHIDA Naval Construction Unit, led by Comdr YOSHIDA, and gave a strength figure comparable to the one listed in the organization chart. This unit was engaged in digging tunnels on CORREGIDOR. One PW each has been captured from the AKIRI and TASHIRO Units, undoubtedly the "2nd and 3rd MG Btrys" listed in the organization chart. These PW's said their units were "Ind NLP Units" and spoke of themselves as "Marines". Actually, they are not Marines, but Naval Guard personnsl, engaged in AA defense; they were armed with HMGs and 13-mm and 25-mm Machine Cannons.

Two other PW's (both seamen) captured while swimming from CORREGIDOR stated they were from the KONDO and NAGATANI Forces, respectively. The PW from the KONDO Unit stated this was a Naval Construction Unit, organized in MANILA in December 1944 under WO KONDO, Haruyuki, and had a strength of 60 men. The PW from the NAGATANI Force stated that this unit was composed of two medical orderlies and 100 men performing guard duties. These two units may or may not be in addition to the units listed in the organisation chart. Corroborating the strength of 522 which the organization chart listed on CABALLO ISLAND, was the statement of a PW who had just swum to CORREGIDOR from CABALLO; he stated there were approximately 500 troops on the latter island.

As the period closes, 4009 Japs have been killed on CORREGIDOR, and it is estimated that there are approximately 500 remaining, excluding civilians.

 

 

 

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