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:

23 MAY 2010

LOCALITY: BATTERY WAY
SUBJECT: PRE-WAR VIEWS & WEAPON DATA
BY: JOHN MOFFITT
 

REF: FOTS2/100523-1

   

 

For me these stubby mortars will never be as sexy as the big coastal rifles. However, no one can argue that both of Corregidor’s mortar batteries certainly earned their place in history. They are well worth a visit.

Considering all the pounding Battery Way received in WWII it is still quite intact. Exterior battle scars are everywhere but interior magazines and passageways are in very good condition.

Since Battery Way is on the day tour, the grounds are swept daily plus vegetation and garbage are kept in check. I hate to say it but I feel a slight artificial feeling to the place when comparing it to un-groomed locations.

I notice that the mortars have been painted a dark green in the last year or two. My photos were taken in different seasons and even different years so you will notice slight changes in the same scene. In the rainy season the battery has moss growing in many areas.

Detailed battery history is on Corregidor.org so I will not repeat it here.
 


A pre-war view of Battery Way’s gun pit.



Here is an unlabeled photo of a battery shell room. The room is far too deep to be from Battery Way but I expect they all looked similar. Note the rail and winch system to move the shells. The rails still exist in many part of the this battery as you will soon see.



Another view of a shell room.



Mortar right side view



Mortar left side view



Mortar front view



Powder charge view



700 lb deck piercing shell



700 lb high explosive shell



1046 lb deck piercing shell



Mortar specs



Mortar specs (cont’d)


Have you ever wondered what these mortars looked like when being loaded and fired? Here is a short video for you.





Configuration sketch of Battery Way