8 March 2015 SLAPSHOT - Hi. My dad was a sailor on Guam in WW2 and early on in the war was in charge of the aft ventilation rebuild on the USS West Virginia in Bremerton, WA. He was a sheet metal worker by trade. My Father in law was a sailor on the destroyer USS Drayton and was injured by a kamakaze. My area of interest is all of WW2 and I read extensively on the subject.
MANUEL - Hi, i'm from Mariveles Bataan. I find your topic about snake interesting and want to share my own experience with that particular snake species.
TATJANA - email@example.com with IP at 220.127.116.11 has been banned as member as IP has been blacklisted by 45 websites and Project Honey Pot System has detected behavior from the IP address consistent with that of a comment spammer.
1 APRIL JLANNEFELD - Retired USAF (32 years) - continuing interest in WW II and in particular the Pacific theatre. My friend, Ray Marshall, was assigned sub duty in the Philippines during 1940-42 and was tendered by the Canopus - he has spurred my interest in the Battle of Corregidor.
4 APRIL DAN IN MAINE - Long time student of Coast Artillery history
6 APRIL vma121ord - IP base is Orange, CA.
7 APRIL randysubic - whatever his IP might be, his thoughts are in Subic.
18 APRIL wachu6340, shows an IP of 18.104.22.168, a Smart Broadband user, based in Manila.
26 APRIL "Pooch" - I'm a writer and I'm in the middle of writing a novel that takes place during WW2. A major part of it occurs in Manila both before and during the Japanese occupation. This site will be invaluable for me to make it as authentic as possible.
26 APRIL - "Cargadorp" - I have been looking at a project to raise money for restoration of Bataan memorials and previously approached Gen Aquilar but that didn't work out. I would be interested in meeting up for discussions about funding these projects. Regards Pete
2 MAY "andre2349" - Ron Mandell, MAJ, U.S. Army (ret). Interested in WWII in the Pacific History. From California.
11 MAY "lward" writes "I just found a newspaper article about my parents' friend who helped raise the flag at Corregidor. Since I did not see his name listed in any other info, I thought I'd sent a photo of it to this group. Not sure who should get the original. Thank you!"
25 MAY "ridgecrest" joins to research about her uncles who fought in the Philippines during WWII.
26 MAY "ssdoyle1" - is researching military information for a relative and has found information that pertains to his relative.
"teri" - writes "Hi -- I'm Teri Sweeney, granddaughter of Thomas Franklin Sweeney. I would love to search your site and learn more about my Grandfather. Thank you."
"copperhead" - writes "Hello, I am from the US and am interested in Corregidor history."
"pam" writes nothing. The application is from IP 22.214.171.124 using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is recorded by Project Honey Pot as showing conduct consistent with a Mail server. Examples of spam from this address, interestingly, show a preoccupation with cannon of the "love cannon" kind. Membership is rejected. IP Banned.
29 MAY "mguns" IP indicates Jonesborough, Tennessee.
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19 JUNE - New Member "dugout" writes as follows: "I am a Vietnam veteran and I am in the process of writing a memoir of my time in the Air Force. While in the Vietnam arena I went to the Philippines for R&R (Rest & Recuperation) and while there I visited the island of Corregidor. I had taken plenty of pictures of the island, however, those photos were lost over time. Recently, I went on line to view many of the sights I had seen in Corregidor and I saw that you had posted several photos on your website. I am obligated, by the book publisher, to keep the book family friendly, which is my desire as well. With your permission I would like to use several photos (none with individuals) in my memoir unencumbered. Of course I would identify the source of the photos in my memoirs as being provided by Heritage Bn. The photos today don't show the ruggedness of the Island when I was there in 1968. However your “Then and Now” (the Then) come close to what I saw when I visited the island. Myself, two other military guys and a Filipino native got there via a 12 HP, dugout canoe. They still had unexploded artillery shells in some of the caves."
Dear "Dugout," Though the Heritage Bn and the Corregidor Historic Society websites might be said to be mine, that does not mean that I have the unlimited legal right to give permissions for every image they contain. (It would help to know which images you are seeking to use, even if you were to post thumbnails here.) My personal approach is that I am quite pleased to see images being used, and I give permissions when asked and when it is within my power to give it (subject to normal attribution conditions.) But I am not the copyright owner of everything, and I can't give what I don't own, only for those of my own images. So I can't give you carte blanche permission for any images owned by others, though in some cases you can find the copyright owners via this forum and contact those who post here regularly. I wish you all the best with your memoir, and welcome to the group. Registrar & EXO.
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"styxmaster69" - Gary B from Manila, about whom nothing is known.
"ezrarolader" joins from Lilburn, Georgia. Gail Dempsey is the daughter of Ezra T. Rolader, of 2d Platoon, "E" Co., who jumped at Nadzab. She's researching his WWII history, but kept finding dead ends due to the 1973 St. Louis Archive fire. Prior to finding our mention of him on Corregidor.com website (in which he was listed as jumping at Nadzab), no one had been able to find proof of his paratroopers experience.
3 JULY 2015 - "Roland1369" writes: Member of Coast Defense Study Group since 1986. Published several articles in CDSG journal, including Armament of Ft Drum, Coast Defense Artillery radar, and Coast Artillery Subcaliber training devices. Retired US military Officer. Visited Corrigidor with 2013 CDSG tour.
9 JULY 2015 "thecolonelsway" joins, sending a cheery introductory message to all and sundry: "Hello and Good Morning... My grandfather's tale of The Philippines is amazing and wanted to share it on your board... And I am becoming an archivist- so I can help people get military records from the National Archives and preserve the family history they have! H. Shreve."
"Marting" writes as follows: "My father-in-law wrote a memoir as a medical doctor (51st Medical Batallion) during the Battle of Bataan. I am doing research to understand the appropriate location of his first aid station around Mt. Natib/Abucay line. Martin"
"johnjohnson1957" writes as follows: "I have been researching the Corregidor flag pole and its identical twin for a couple of years. Just saw where one of my inquiries got picked up and commented on. I would like to provide pictures of the FT Harrison Montana flag pole to Karl Welteke a member of the group." (I have given Karl his direct address.)
"tphillips" of IP 126.96.36.199 about who nothing is known, except that his IP suggests South Bend, Indiana, joins.
Welcome to "Oklaham" who has introduced himself briefly as follows: "Interested in coastal Defense - spent about a month on the island so far on 4 trips - last time on island 5 weeks ago for a quick 3 day visit. I sure hope I am not an automatic program - that would be "distressing". I am from Seattle area. Thanks and ciao for now."
3 SEPTEMBER megsahistorian of IP 188.8.131.52 (traces to Imlay, NV.)
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Welcome to "briansmiley" who joins us "with the hopes of perhaps someone being able to help fill in some of the blanks surrounding my father's service in the Philippines around 9/44 to the end of 45. His name was Harold Latourette and would have been assigned to the motor pool as best I can tell." Brian's IP suggests Wylie, TX.
meol30 whose IP 184.108.40.206 indicates Caloocan, Manila joins, without telling us anything further.
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We have two attempted log-ins almost exactly two hours apart from IP Address 220.127.116.11 which traces to Moscow. One in the name of "pappy" and the other is in the name of "pappygirl" - though both utilize the same email, "xeim_89(at)mail.ru".
As there is nothing to indicate that this is a "human" log-in, I have rejected the applications.
18 SEPTEMBER Welcome to Steve Gibson ("gibby") who writes as follows: "I am the son of a veteran of the Battle of Bataan, Director of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, webmaster for the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, as well as the Proviso Bataan Commemorative Project website, and the Filipino-American Memorial Endowments, Inc. website. I am administrator for the Battle of Bataan group on Facebook as well." Steve's IP suggests Saint Charles, IL. If you are on Facebook, and haven't yet befriended Steve's Battle of Bataan Group, do yourself a favor and do so. You're sure to find plenty of common interests and familiar names in his group.
22 SEPTEMBER "maukeaau" whose IP 18.104.22.168 suggests Pahoa, Hawaii joins. Nothing further is known.
Welcome to "cyabie" whose IP indicates Manila. Christine works for Sun Cruises, Inc. as a Marketing Coordinator, and writes that our site has really captured her interest and helped her learn more about Corregidor. Christine, kindly also give Ambel my best regards, I always look forward to meeting her each year.
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"Rich" joins. He writes: I am a friend of Tom Aring. I have known him since we met in the Philippines during the 1970s. He was the best man at my wedding. He introduced me to Karl in the hope that I could relocate the Aetas that I worked with at the base of Mount Pinatubo. We were successful in finding some of the people that I worked with as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1969. Tom had a special place in his heart for your group that is easy to understand. You were Tom's friends and that all is all I need to know. I will mourn his passing, but celebrate his life. It is nice to know that I will not be alone. Rich Schneider" Welcome, Rich.
sjbbb - you'll have to a little bit better than just "Hi" shaira.balana of Baguio.
"Flash", who may be Jaimie Flash, of IP address 22.214.171.124, which indicates north of Austin TX, joins.
Mark Broady using the e-mail address email@example.com is denied registration as the IP address 126.96.36.199 indicates Bangalore, India. There is no proof of humanity.
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Karl Welteke: Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! As of tomorrow morning, will be off to a family event, Christmas at wife’s village on the San Bernardino Strait. We will be gone for two weeks. Mabuhay.
Dec 23, 2017 19:00:43 GMT 8
westernaus: Thank you Karl and the best of Christmas and new year to you and all who make this a fantastic site
Dec 24, 2017 11:17:04 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Arrived at the Sa Bernardino Straits, did not see any enemy ships going thru yet. Got comms (internet) when power is on, but am busy setting up camp. Already found San Miguel beer, salamat. Thanks westernaus.
Dec 26, 2017 17:49:29 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Hello de-la hyde, used some of your pictures, look at recent posts!
Jan 2, 2018 15:00:40 GMT 8
delahyde: Thanks Karl - I have updated my webpage. I like the Hotel photo you posted
Jan 3, 2018 15:39:27 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Too bad that you did not add the URL of your last reply of the GREAT FRENCH WEBSITE and we could have looked at those pictures at full screen!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 6, 2018 14:41:59 GMT 8
delahyde: Hello Karl: I do not know what you mean. Bing Higgins sent me his original slides which I scanned, placed some on Panoramio, then returned AUS to US. Many people use my photos - not always with acknowledgement.
Karl Welteke: Delahyde, sorry, my comment was directed to EXO re his entry about the bombing in Manila 1941.
Jan 10, 2018 10:01:17 GMT 8
delahyde: Karl, thanks for the clarification. Good luck with your investigations.
Jan 11, 2018 14:42:10 GMT 8
sherwino: hello, folks. I feel like a newbie here after a long time.
Jan 13, 2018 13:18:36 GMT 8
westernaus: Good to see you back Sherwino and Victor and TMayer .
Jan 13, 2018 16:42:31 GMT 8
sherwino: Thanks, westernaus.
Jan 13, 2018 19:39:45 GMT 8
tmayer: Thanks westernaus.
Jan 14, 2018 6:45:22 GMT 8
firstname.lastname@example.org: Dear Karl Welteke: Under the original numbering of GLP, No.5 was Primera Luz Lodge while No. 9 was Island Lodge. After WW2, Minerva joined the merging into Island Luz Minerva No. 5.
Jan 15, 2018 12:25:46 GMT 8
email@example.com: Dear Karl Welteke: It took us a year to find the Corregidor map that showed the USWV Hall. The present hall is our best approximation.
Jan 15, 2018 12:28:08 GMT 8
firstname.lastname@example.org: Dear Karl Welteke: When we found the location, it was a stinking garbage dump. It was either that more accurate location or the nearby and more dignified looking former horse cadaver incineration facility. Fidelity to history won the day.
Jan 15, 2018 12:32:01 GMT 8