9 October 2015 "chuckm" joins. I was introduced to Charles M on Corregidor by Tom Aring in 2001. Those who knew Tom will remember he had a wickedly dry sense of humor, and I recall Chuck had a similar way of looking at life. The IP suggests NY, NY. Welcome Chuck!
14 October 2015
"dmck51" who is IP address 18.104.22.168 suggests Charlotte, NC joins. He has posted that his area of interest is the Philippine banknotes that were burned/disposed of on Corregidor in 1942.
"filipiknow143" joins, his IP address 22.214.171.124 indicates a smart broadband subscription in Manila.
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"stuartwright" writes us from Cagayan De Oro, as follows: "Good Morning All, I am a retired flight Captain, and currently writing books on the Philippines history during World War Two, and now live in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines. I intend to follow the Death March route of Bataan and interested in the massacre at Pantingan River, as this still has so much more investigation needed to uncover exactly what happened. By investigating in depth, I intend to submit my findings to the group and produce a book, reporting the facts, the book being a kindle book with monies to support the upkeep of monuments, and memorials along the road. I hope I will be accepted Kind Regards Capt Stuart Wright." Welcome Stuart!!
My Name is Bob Hudson and I live in Limay,Bataan. I'm a bit of a researcher, explorer and all around nosy person here about all things Bataan. I think that between Karl Welteke and myself, we can be of some assistance to you. Karl is the back country guide and knows Bataan as well as anyone. I know the area fairly after living here for nearly four years. I do have some files on the Pantingan Massacre from the War Crimes Trials as well as a variety of other information that I've been gathering for 15 years. Feel free to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
"serina" (whose IP indicates Kent, WA) writes "Hello, My name is Serina Gehrke, I came across a picture of my Grandfather Leo Fallgren. On behalf of my family and my grandfathers history, I would like to join this forum. Thank you, Serina Gehrke."
"thx1138" (whose IP address traces to Chapel Hill, NC) joins.
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"thereon" joins. He is John Terrence Sweeney, who writes: "In the Water Tower recount, the name is wrong. It is not John H. Sweeney, his name was Sgt-Maj.Thomas F. Sweeney and I know this because he is my Grandfather. I have his Silver Star that was presented to his son who was a PFC right out of boot camp some years later. His is from Midlothian, VA.
John has written me as follows:
I’m new to the Rediscovering Corregidor Web Site. I’m very moved and grateful to have found this site – I never knew the details of my father’s last day. His correct name is: Thomas Franklin Sweeney. Some sites had him listed with middle names of Frank and Franklin. My older brother Tom is Thomas Franklin Sweeney, Jr. Franklin is my father’s correct middle name. I know he was from Rockford, IL but I’ve not been able to trace any of his family. My mother’s maiden name was Lois Macel Donohoe – she remarried several years after my dad lost his life. I was six years old at the time of his death. I want to visit the Water Tower site – any travel info you can forward would be greatly appreciated.
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"valb" joins. He is Val Burgess, and his IP indicates Sheridan, WY. He writes as follows:
"In looking at the posts, swedeole (April 6, 2014) and dmether (April 7, 2014) both mention having rosters from Corregidor prior to capitulation. Several years ago to my good fortune, I received a suitcase full of "Radio Tokio [Tokyo] Letters." In reading both posts and needing to find a Corregidor roster, I am asking either of you to post to see if you would be willing to share the rosters you speak of with me. I look forward to hearing from you. ValB"
"Sleepy2" joins. He's Maury Linton, son of "Sleepy" Linton (notable 503d PRCT personage) and Margee Linton (long-time stalwart of the 503d PRCT of WWII Association.) His IP address indicates Kissimmee, FL.
rholland is at IP 126.96.36.199 which indicates Durham. N.C., introduces himself: My name is Rodney Holland and my father Jule Carr Holland Jr. served in the 503 in WW II I believe in company G. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. My dad died on April 8, 2003. My parents home was flooded not long afterward and we discovered that my dad had been putting together a history of his service, unfortunately it was destroyed in the flooding. I would appreciate any information anyone could provide about my father. Thank you.
alank whose IP is 188.8.131.52, which indicates Benson, MD.
Hi, I request to join this Forum. My father, a First Lt of the Corps of Engineers, Philippine Army and a USAFFE inductee, died on the SS Corregidor on 17 Dec 1941 which he boarded enroute to rejoin hi unit, the 2nd Davao Training Cadre. I'm interested in finding more about the disaster and other information related to the war. I live in Cavite province.
Dear Chuck, you will find a fair amount on this forum concerning the tragedy. My personal belief is that the information released at the time was false, as an honest investigation into the affair would have uncovered some unsavory facts which the United States did not want known. Generally, you can search "SS Corregidor" using the forum search facility or you can google search "SS Corregidor" and "corregidor.org" jointly.
balcorn joins. He writes: I'm Brian Alcorn. My Dad was Platoon Sgt. Ed Alcorn 60th CAC Battery M. He's also written to me with a more comprehensive story which will be shared concerning his father who manned a MG on the invasion beach. I'll let him post it here first.
Pls excuse my being tardy as I am relying on a hamster in a wheel wi-fi internet connection here in Manila. Try to keep your celebrations down to a dull roar on that.
29 December 2015 chigbee joins: He writes - Grandfather (still living - 96 yrs old) was USMC - 140th Platoon San Diego - Lance Corporal Byron C Gordon. His stories are getting a bit fuzzy and I am attempting to piece together his "lost years" while in WW II. He states he was on Corregidor, Bataan and Death March. Have confirmation of being on Nissyo Maru Hellship and then ending up in Kamoika and working as slave labor in Mitsui Mine. He recalls the extreme cold while in Japan which matches the general surroundings at Kamioka. Remained in camp until liberation in Osaka Main Camp, Osaka, Japan September 1945.
Welcome tstempak68 who writes: "I recently visited Fort Casey in Washington and had a close look at the 3" guns installed at Battery John Trevor (#6). It does not look like anything other than bullet and shrapnel damage to the sides of the guns. Spiking would present a through-hole and evidence of internal stress damage. All damage on these guns is superficial, but intriguing. I would also like to know when and how the damage occurred. Was it a fight in defense of the fort or just an isolated skirmish?"
2 February 2016: email@example.com 184.108.40.206 whose IP traces to Chicago, joins.
16 February 2016 welcome mariabumby who writes: "Hi! I'm a 4th year archi student from University of the Philippines, I'm currently developing a design for the tunnel museum and possible pedestrian network. I would love to contact the wonderful people behind this thread corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1260/fort-bonifacio-tunnel?page=1 if only to thank them for such in depth information. Thanks in advance!"
28 Feb 2016 - Neil Krumbeck joins. Neil is an Australian ex-pat living in the Philippines, and is interested in all aspects of Maritime History as regards the Philippines. He's an experienced diver, has had extensive history diving galleons, WWII wrecks, obstructions and aircraft sinkings. He is particularly interested in the "S.S. Corregidor" and has dived the wreck.
Post by Karl Welteke on Mar 6, 2016 16:25:31 GMT 8
Perhaps I am most interested in those pictures, perhaps you can send them to me and I have a look and see whether we can add them. My address is: bonotrowena yahoo.com. Add the @ and close up the address.
10 March: Thor7726 joins. He advises "My grandfather is Vince Demagistris and was in the 503rd and jumped on Corregidor. I keep bugging him for stories and am just looking to learn more and see if anyone remembers him. He is 92 and as sharp as ever. Thanks, Pete."
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