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"The Siege of Corregidor" THE SIEGE The Harbor Defenses of Manila Bay 
The First Aerial and Artillery Attacks
The Aerial Attacks
The Artillery Bombardment
Life Under Siege
The Second Aerial Bombardment
"JAPANESE PLANS AND AMERICAN DEFENSES" THE SIEGE The japanese plan
The plan
The american defenses
The condition of the troops
"The Last Twenty-Seven Days" THE LAST 27 DAYS  The Preliminary Bombardment
Health and Food
The Pre-Assault Bombardment
"The Fall of Corregidor" THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR The Fall
 

     
THE 4TH MARINES - FROM SHANGHAI TO CORREGIDOR (TEXT VERSION) Michael J. Miller's history of the 4th Marines on Corregidor,  written for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
THE 4TH MARINES - FROM SHANGHAI TO CORREGIDOR (PHOTO ESSAY) Archive photographs
A CRITICAL REMINISCENCE

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 - In 1963, Lt. Col Ray G Lawrence wrote of his experiences at the sector of beach where the first and second  Japanese waves came ashore - directly under his guns.  By dawn, with the third wave turning back, there were approximately 500 Japanese effectives remaining on the island. After establishing a skirmish-line to deal with these stragglers, he saw a boat under a white flag on its way to Ft. Hughes.  Out of communication with Lawrence, and thus unaware of his success,   and with a mind to humanitarian aspects he could not conceive the Japanese would disregard with complete arrogance, General Wainwright had already surrendered.                                            
ANGELS OF MERCY: THE ARMY NURSE CORPS ON BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR ENGINEER ANNEX A condensed version of Army and Navy Nurses Imprisoned in the Philippines by Lt. Col. Michele Manning, USMC.
THE MOORE REPORT ENGINEER ANNEX  - This report, part of extensive Wainwright Report , is the report of Major General George F. Moore as commanding general of the Philippine Coast Artillery Command. It is as complete an historical record of the conduct of the defence of Corregidor as you'll find on the internet.  It is presented in 4 parts:-
PART A:  

 ORGANIZATION OF THE COAST ARTILLERY  IN THE PHILIPPINES

PART B:  

 PRE-WAR PREPARATION AND GENERAL CONDITION OF THE HARBOR DEFENSES

PART C:  

CONDUCT OF THE CAMPAIGN
 

PART D:  

 CONCLUSION
 

THE ENGINEER ANNEX ENGINEER ANNEX

- Another extract from the Moore Report, this section explains the activities on Corregidor in anticipation of and during the siege.

THE ANTI-AIRCRAFT DEFENSE COMMAND A.A. DEFENCE COMMAND

 - This comprehensive report details the activities of the anti-aircraft defenses throughout the siege period. It is presented in seven sections:- 

   

Conduct of Operations - 8 December 1941- 6 May 1942

   

Period 8- 28 December 1941

   

Period 29 December 1941- 6 January 1942

   

Period 7 January - 23 March 1942

   

Period 24 March - 2 April 1942

   

Period 3 - 8 April 1942

   

Period 9 April – 6 May 1942

     

     
"Better have the books corrected!" MACARTHUR'S DEPARTURE

- MacArthur left the Rock - but from where? Ed eats crow.

"The Battle of Water tower Hill" WATERTOWER HILL - Social comment.  
CORREGIDOR 1941 CORREGIDOR 1941 - A first person history from the great survivor. Al McGrew has written a book,  "Mid Th'Encircling Gloom" of his experiences. Here is a short teaser. The full text is available on the Member's CD.
"Corregidor Bugler" THE LAST BUGLER - A short story by Al McGrew, the last bugler of "H" Company at Corregidor
CORREGIDOR - ISLE OF DELUSION JAPANESE PROPAGANDA BOOK - Originally  printed in Shanghai in 1942, this English language propaganda book contains a number of second-hand accounts of enemy experiences in the seizure of Corregidor,  together with a strong dose of Japanese Propaganda. The author, Kazumaro Uno,  was a Japanese journalist accredited to the Press Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army Headquarters in China. The text is reproduced in its entirety.  
DESERTION FROM CORREGIDOR DESERTION UNDER FIRE - Not everyone on Corregidor was a hero. We make no apologies for publishing this, it happened. This report was compiled in a  POW Camp, so that the official U.S. record of the battle would truly reflect both bravery and cowardice. 
DOG TAGS THE DOG TAGS  A round table discussion.  
"THE GOLDEN PATROL OF THE USS TROUT"  THE FIGHTING IN BATAAN

As important as was commerce warfare by submarines, the special missions performed by  submarines in World War II played a dramatic and important role in the American war effort.  When it was recognized that Corregidor would fall, what could be done about the Philippines gold reserves?

"THE GREAT MANILA BAY SILVER OPERATION"  THE FIGHTING IN BATAAN

John G. Hubbell relates how a group of US Navy POW divers, press-ganged into recovering over 15 million pieces of Silver from Caballo Bay, thwarted the Japanese efforts.

"How the Battle went in Bataan"  THE FIGHTING IN BATAAN

- The aim of War Plan Orange- 3 was to delay the invading enemy forces until the US Navy could gather together it's Pacific Fleet and sail to the Philippines, on the way dealing with the Japanese Fleet.  But there was no US Navy fleet to gather together, for it now rested on the bottom of Pearl Harbor.

IN THE INTERESTS OF HISTORICAL ACCURACY DEBUNKING THE MYTHS - One of the things which a Corregidoros needs to learn is not to rely on a single book, or a single source, because some of them are inaccurate, and others contain complete fabrications.  Contrary to one particular book there wasn't a Battle of Morrison Hill. The real truth of Battery Chicago is discussed.
"JAPANESE ARTILLERY ORDER OF BATTLE" JAPANESE PROPAGANDA Japanese Artillery Units and their commanders, Battaan & Corregidor
"JAPANESE PROPAGANDA" JAPANESE PROPAGANDA A photo collection of propaganda images obtained from Japanese sources relating to the siege, surrender and aftermath of Corregidor 1942, illustrating the Japanese views of their "Philippine Expedition."
"THE LOWERING OF THE FLAG WAR PLAN ORANGE

- Val Gavito was present at noon, May 6, 1945 when the US flag was lowered over Corregidor, and the white flag raised.

"THE LAST ARMY RADIO STATION IN THE PHILIPPINES WAR PLAN ORANGE

-Ms. Lisa Alley is the Editor of Army Communicator,  and writes of the last days and doings of the Signal Corps on Corregidor.

Major William "Wild Bill" Massello "WILD BILL" MASSELLO After they were evacuated from Bataan, Btty "E" 60th C.A. (A.A.), under Major William "Wild Bill" Massello volunteered to reactivate Battery Way. Eric Sprengle has compiled a short word portrait which helps to give an idea of the heroism which resulted.
Narrative Report of Action CHICAGO SURRENDERS

  - May 6, 1942 - The End Comes to Battery Chicago, 60th Coastal Artillery - by Captain G. R. Ames

 The Navy Department Advises... USN UNDERSTATEMENTS  - Classic Understatements from the U.S.N. concerning  the Surrender of Corregidor

"PHOTOS TAKEN FROM A JAP SNIPER"

WAR PLAN ORANGE

- Tom Murphy purchased a set of photographs misdescribed as "of Bataan" and "taken from a Jap sniper. " What they are of,  is great significance to the history of Corregidor.

 R.I.P. BILL DELICH PERSONALITIES OF THE ROCK - BILL DELICH  - Eulogy by Al McGrew
"A Short History of Fort Wint". FT WINT - The surrender of Fort Wint was one of the major errors of the USAFFE defense against the Japanese. George Munson is the premier authority on all matters Philippine Scouts.
A Short History of the 91st Coastal Artillery (Philippine Scouts) PHILIPPINE SCOUTS - George Munson, our resident Philippine Scouts expert,  introduces us to one of the four Coastal Artillery Units whose job it was to deny enemy access to Manila and Subic Bays.
THE SURRENDER - A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY... THE SURRENDER - CD ROM FEATURE ONLY Photos taken after the surrender - (CD FEATURE ONLY)
U.S.S. CANOPUS' CREW SURRENDER WAR PLAN ORANGE - Extract of the recollection of surrender to the Japanese, and the aftermath.
WAR PLAN ORANGE - 3 WAR PLAN ORANGE - Throughout the 1930's, WPO  had been studied at West Point by  the Army's prospective second lieutenants, and by the Japanese exchange officers who studied there as well.  MacArthur had protested against WPO's policy since 1935.
"YESTERDAY WAS A DOWN DAY"

AN AFTERNOON WITH CHARLIE BRADFORD

- Al McGrew recalls 6 May 1942.

   

 

 
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