Featuring permanent extracts of the best REDISCOVERING CORREGIDOR posts from our Society's Bulletin Board

 

FIELD NOTES

 

 
MISCELLANEOUS TRAVELS
ON CORREGIDOR 1

MISCELLANEOUS TRAVELS
 ON CORREGIDOR - 1

VARIOUS SCENES - PART 1
THEN AND NOW

ENGINEER RAVINE

THEN AND NOW

BATTERY GEARY
AIR RAID SHELTER PART 1

BATTERY GEARY
VINTAGE IMAGES PART 2

BATTERY GEARY
 TODAY - PART 3

GOAL-POST RIDGE

BATTERY RJ-43

NAVY RADIO INTERCEPT TUNNEL ,  FOTS2/110423

TAILSIDE CEMETERIES, TOMBSTONES, FOTS2/110316

MALINTA HILL,
COMPARISON 1977 SLIDES, FOTS2/090820

MALINTA HILL, GUN POSITION LOCATED,  FOTS2/110320

MIDDLESIDE BARRACKS,
EXT & INTERIOR,  FOTS2/101210

NORTH OF KINDLEY FIELD,
WALKING WEST,  FOTS2/101210

TAILSIDE, LT. LAWRENCE'S GUN POSITION, FOTS2/110205

OFFICER'S COUNTRY,
GOLF CLUB & POOL, FOTS2/100329

ROCK POINT,
SEARCHLIGHT NO. 2, FOTS2/091205

SEARCHLIGHT  NO. 2, DAMAGE BY LANDSLIDE  FOTS2/100415

GUN GROUP COMMAND POST, NO. 1, INTERIOR, FOTS2/090823

REVISITING BUNKER'S C-1 TUNNEL, FOTS/100427

DID BATTERY GRUBBS JUMP THEIR TRUNNIONS, TF/100120

INFANTRY TRENCH LINES ON TAILSIDE, FOTS2/090408

MALINTA GASOLINE STORAGE LATERALS FOTS2/090517

BATTERY WAY, PRE-WAR & SPECS, FOTS2/100523-1

BATTERY WAY, INTERIORS, PIT & STATIONS,  FOTS2/100523-2

JAPANESE TWIN 25mm AA GUN, IDENTIFICATION, FOTS2/100121

MARIVELES TUNNEL No 1,
 WELTEKE 110103

BATTERY SUNSET
 FOTS2/110514

 

 

 

 

 

FIELD NOTES:

 

PLACE: CORREGIDOR DATE:

21 JAN 2010

LOCALITY: BATTERY WAY/MALINTA TUNNEL
SUBJECT: JAPANESE TWIN 25MM AA GUN
BY: JOHN MOFFITT
 

REF: FOTS2/100121

   

 

Under the trees not far from a road near Battery Way is the metal frame of a Japanese 25mm twin mount AA gun. It is a little difficult to imagine this chunk of metal being part of an Anti-aircraft gun.



I had been told that post war it was relatively intact but became the prey of scrappers. Thanks to batteryboy, a mid 1970s photo is now available to us so we can all see what this gun actually looked like all those years after the war. Now the frame makes sense.



Note that the right hand barrel looks damaged.
 

To clarify it even more, mgk1951 has provided a rear view photo of such a gun from a non-Corregidor location.



Very interesting but end of story….well maybe not. Occasionally something that you think was lost forever just seems to pop up right under your nose.

Three days ago I was returning from Tailside to the Corregidor Inn. My feet were telling me to take the shortest route so I headed for Malinta’s Tunnel’s east entrance then I would just walk through the hill to the Inn. It was around 4:45pm. Being in no hurry, I stopped many times taking photos along the way.



The Malinta Tunnel East entrance.


 

While wandering around off to the left hand side, I noticed that the displayed gun seemed a little “wide”. Here is a closer view.

 


Close-up rear view.



Close-up barrel view. It has the same slits and shape as mgk1951’s photo.



Side by side view for comparison.


A barrel is missing from one of the guns near Malinta but this could have happened anytime after it was removed from the mount. Although the frames have slight differences when compared to mgk1951’s photo, the two are very close. Obviously I cannot be sure this is the same gun from the frame near Battery Way, but the photographic evidence sure points that way.