This feature is a permanent extract of the best REDISCOVERING CORREGIDOR posts from our 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 NOTE:

 

PLACE: CORREGIDOR DATE:

16 MARCH 2011

LOCALE: TAILSIDE CEMETERIES
OBSERVATION: TOMBSTONES
BY: JOHN MOFFITT
 

REF: FOTS2/110316

   

Karl Welteke and I were out on the tail yesterday and found some more of the cemeteries. Here are two tomb stones, a more detailed update may follow.

This first one is in Tagalog. The lettering a faded but pouring some drinking water on it helped to see it better. It is decorated with a cross, wreath and flowers.





S.L.N.
TRINIDAD REYES USA
MAYO 23, 1903 (May 23, 1903)
MAYO 7, 1938 (May 7, 1938)
ALAALA NG IYONG (In Memory of You)
ASAWA ? M.G.A ANAK (Husband ? M.G.A. Anak)

Does anyone know what the letters S.L.N would mean?

Next, here is the only intact cross I have seen that remains standing.









MARIANO MADAMBA
BORN SEPT. 6 1929 DIED NOV.24 1934 (the little guy was only 5 years old)

So far I have never found any military tomb stones (excluding the three lying in James Ravine).

Today we came across a three entrance Japanese tunnel. It is the usual rat hole. Once inside the center entrance, one connecting tunnel is only 2 ft wide by 2 ft high. The other connecting tunnel of the same size is about 90% complete. The final couple feet or so is just 8 x 6 hole but you can see through it to the third entrance.

I had some good luck later in the day too. On the way back to Bottomside we made a detour. I came across a gun position that neither Karl nor I knew about. It is not even shown on the 1941 Emergency Defense Map.

Of all places it is on a steep part of Malinta Hill. On the downhill side it has a concrete and rock embankment. The actual gun position consists of a flat concrete platform on the bottom with a smaller circular platform on top for positioning the gun. It looks exactly like the 75mm gun positions but without the roof. This position is not even shown on the 1941 Emergency Defence map.

We are heading west of the Topside Parade Ground tomorrow. There is always something new to see on Corregidor.