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Corregidor Pictures

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by mister_rubber_dickie, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. mister_rubber_dickie

    mister_rubber_dickie Member

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    I would like to dedicate this thread to all Filipino and American Veterans who fought galantly in defending the freedom that we are experiencing right now.

    I hope you guys will enjoy the pictures!! :)
     

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  2. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Thanks for these. I hope you have more. Keep going.
     
  3. AnywhereAnytime

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    MRD,

    That's why I love this forum... remembrance honors those who served and gave their lives. A wonderful reminder, and fantastic pics!

    all the best,

    Jem
     
  5. syscom3

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    I visited Corregidore back in 1998. One of the greatest trips I've taken.

    Not to far away is the US Military Cemetary, which is haunting. So many names, so many graves.
     
  6. mister_rubber_dickie

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    Hello! Yup, you are right. I am planning to post all my pictures in this thread an I hope you will keep on replying and commenting on the pics.
     
  7. mister_rubber_dickie

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    Hi! Already visited the link that you have given me, and I should say, very nice pictures too! I will posting more pictures of my Corregidor pictures and some Bataan pictures. Maybe some Fort Santiago too! Keep on visiting and commenting! :)
     
  8. mister_rubber_dickie

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    Hello Jem! Yup, this thread are for all the soldiers who fought for freedom. Keep on coming! :)
     
  9. mister_rubber_dickie

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    Yup, the place is also haunted. I have heard a story about a ghost, a nurse ghost to be exact. But I will tell the story on some other thread, hehehe. Keep watching the pictures! :)
     
  10. mister_rubber_dickie

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    Hi again! This is the second batch of my corregidor pictures, I hope you will like it too and comments are always welcome.

    For those who are experts and knowledgeable about Corregidor, can you please state any info or trivia about the pictures. :)
     

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    Hello! :) You probably visited Battery Hearn on your trip, right? Do you remember reading on the sign for Battery Hearn that the commanding officer's name was Capt. Samuel Mcf. McReynolds? Well, I am proud to say that he was my grandfather. He (and all those men) were heros.
     
  12. T. A. Gardner

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    The reason the mortars shown don't have breech blocks is that just before the surrender the crews removed these and tossed them in the ocean to render the guns useless.
     
  13. John Dudek

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    One of the 12-inch seacoast mortars of Battery Way was firing at the Japanese invaders at the far end of Corregidor to within minutes of the American surrender.
     
  14. mke01943

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    Hi Everyone

    Here are some additional photos taken on Corregidor during 2007. They are of Battery Geary, which was destroyed by Japanese artillery on 2nd May 1942. Geary consisted of 4 x 12in Mortars M1890MI (Pit 'A') and 4 x 12in Mortars M1908 (Pit 'B'). On 2nd May, a Japanese shell penetrated the central magazine between Pits 'A' and 'B'. The explosion destroyed Geary.

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    Philippine Scouts during a live shoot: Battery Geary Pit 'B' c1940

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    12in Mortar M1890MI in Pit 'A'

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    12in Mortar M1908 blown from pit 'B' across tramway

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    Pit 'B'

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    Pit 'B' Mortar blown into gallery

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    12in M1890MI Mortar in Pit 'A'

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    Pit 'A'

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    Pit 'B'

    More to come.

    Regards

    mgk
     
  15. mke01943

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    Hi

    Yes, on 6th May 1942, only one M1890MI 12in Mortar remained in operation on Corregidor. The mortar was one of Battery Way's mortars. This mortar was the last heavy coastal artillery piece to fire on Japanese positions on the Tail of Corregidor. The mortar has been identified as Number 1, which is situated at the right front of the pit of four pieces (i.e. on the right closest to the observer when facing seawards).

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    Battery Way c1940

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    Battery Way 2007

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    Battery Way

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    Inside magazine - Shell Room No.2

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    Inside magazine - Cartridge Room No.2

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    Inside magazine

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    12in Mortar M1890MI Number 1 - This is the mortar that fired "until the end". Its breech seized from continuous firing.

    Regards

    mgk
     

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