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THANKS TO LTC AND MRS. RWW (R), E/2/503/173 69-70 HERITAGE BN IS BACK ON TRACK WITH THE FLIPPING BOOK PROGRAM, WHICH ALLOWS US TO PRESENT DOCUMENTS IN AN INTERACTIVE FORMAT. AS A RESULT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ITEMS  OF INTEREST RELEVANT TO THE HISTORY OF THE 503D PRCT DURING WWII.

POSTWAR STUDIES OF THE CORREGIDOR  OPERATION
Postwar, Corregidor, not surprisingly, became the subject of detailed study at the
Advanced Officers Course at Ft. Benning and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
         
NEGROS (OCCIDENTAL) OPERATION
The transfer of the 503d PRCT to Gen. Eichelberger's command resulted in it being called in to "assist" the 185th Infantry Regiment which was finding the "mopping up" in Negros a much harder task than expected.  Negros would become, ultimately, a much more difficult operation than Corregidor. Ultimately, the campaign would be largely overlooked by even the Army's Official Historian. It was perhaps the most grievous misuse of a paratroop unit in WWII.  The Negros Journals are presented in five folders.
 
 
         
           

 

 

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