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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:

20 MARCH 2011

LOCALE: MALINTA HILL
OBSERVATION: GUN POSITION LOCATED
BY: JOHN MOFFITT
 

REF: FOTS2/110320

   

It appears that even Malinta Hill has a few surprises left. Karl and I were walking up the NE corner of the hill when I noticed a flat area on the opposite side of a ravine. The white soil I could see on the bottom over there turned out to be concrete. We cleared away some leaves and branches to get a better look. 

This is a gun position that neither of us have seen before. It appears to be identical in size to a covered 75mm gun position but without the four posts and roof. The position has a concrete bottom pad with a rounded concrete platform on top of it. No rear positioning rail is visible but it may be there. This area is covered now with sloping hard soil and some rocks that probably fell down from the cliff just behind it.

On the down-hill side is an embankment constructed of concrete. The position is up high with no obvious road to it, WWII bombardment and shelling may have erased any traces. None of the maps I have including the 1941 Emergency Defense map show this position as existing. Since it is not shown on the 1941 map, I assume this position was not used during the war.




A view of the gun position showing the two concrete pads, the upper one being rounded.




Another view of the position.




Another view of the position.




The concrete embankment below the position.




Standing at the edge of the concrete embankment looking down towards the North Shore Road. The angle of the trees gives you an idea of how steep this little ravine is. (The red arrow marks the road heading east).