Hey Demether....Hard to believe that these smiling, docile looking guys would cut your throat or stick a bayonet into you and never blink an eye, isn't it. Wonder what that morsel is that the one guy in the lower right corner is consuming???? A thick slice of bread???? I assume that this man is a prisoner, but maybe he is an Amer/Fil guard. Welcome to the forum.
Hey dmether...I think you are exactly right. Same guys, with the pic taken from a different angle with "Slim" munching on that same piece of bread. I wonder if these "able bodied" Japanese soldiers were among those who were thrown into Nipponese stockades in Manila after being freed upon the surrender of Bataan. It was said that the Japanese troops who occupied the Mariveles/Cabcaben area looked unkindly upon their fellow countrymen found to be prisoners of the American/Filipino forces that weren't seriously wounded. These unfortunates were said to have been shipped to Manila and harshly treated. Do you put any credence into this story???
I've wondered what might have happened to them once they were liberated. I think the Japanese made a distinction between those who surrendered and those who were captured. Either way, I doubt they were well treated.
I bet the front line American troops who survived the war weren't too happy to see a picture of the captured enemy eating better than what they had.
westernaus: well it is that time of the year and I wish one and all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year .
Dec 23, 2014 16:23:26 GMT 8
Mike Stewart: Brand new member learning the system. I'm the Grandson of 1st Lt. Karl Maris Stewart, captured on Corregidor, POW/KIA Dec 15, 1944 on the Oryoku Maru. I'm just starting to research the family history before it disappears.
Dec 24, 2014 13:18:52 GMT 8
Jerry O'Connor; : I really enjoyed viewing these photos of Karl's as usual. What a very remote place to hike to. The volcano eruption really changed the landscape and rivers. I was stationed at Service Craft Harbor Tugs Subic Bay August 1972 to May 1974. I lived in Barretto
Dec 30, 2014 0:26:14 GMT 8
robert2010: I've have visited Corregidor three times since 2007 and each time I discover something new and leave longing for more. I'm not through visiting the Rock. There are noble spirits there.
Dec 31, 2014 8:59:00 GMT 8
robert2010: I have some nice out-of-the-ordinary pictures from my visits to Corregidor. How do I share them with members?
Jan 3, 2015 1:51:59 GMT 8
robert2010: Last summer, my brother in law and I explored Corregidor for three days. This is Battery Cheney. http://s962.photobucket.com/user/rbrjto2009/library/
Jan 3, 2015 4:34:14 GMT 8
Registrar: Robert2010 - just start a thread and tell us briefly about your visit. As you are already using the photobucket service, you can link to your account page, or start learning how to feature individual images.
Jan 3, 2015 8:57:20 GMT 8
tmayer: I guess I've had enough fun and research for the Holidays.. It's back to work tomorrow. Go Bucks(Ohio State)!
Jan 5, 2015 7:30:38 GMT 8
an inquiry...: Hi Mr. Welteke,
Jan 19, 2015 11:26:57 GMT 8
an inquiry...: Hi Mr. Welteke, As i was browsing the net, looking for a great way to go to corregidor, i've come across your blog, actually i have a lot of question to asked of you since you're so familiar in corregidor island...if you have time could you email me?
Jan 19, 2015 11:32:19 GMT 8
an inquiry...: my email ad is firstname.lastname@example.org or if you're staying around SBMA or Olongapo city, could we meet? looking forward to your reply...thank you. Edith M.
Jan 19, 2015 11:35:28 GMT 8
glwhitacre: Writing a narrative about ZigZag, Corregidor and Mindanao. My father "Whit" George L. Whitacre Jr. I company, I would appreciate any information, pictures etc. you might have. LenWhitacre@gmail.com (George Leonard Whitacre III)
Jan 21, 2015 3:38:43 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: Hello to you all,
Jan 21, 2015 8:28:35 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: I am inquiring for my friend Michael, who would like to by COMBAT OVER CORREGIDOR. He does not use computers , so I told him I would try and find it for him. I have looked everywhere and have come up empty. Could someone point me in the right direction
Jan 21, 2015 8:31:02 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: Thank you
Jan 21, 2015 8:31:08 GMT 8
EXO's Friend: I will let EXO know you are looking for one of his books.
Jan 21, 2015 9:04:59 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: Thank you very much EXO's Friend
Jan 21, 2015 9:19:01 GMT 8
EXO: COMBAT OVER CORREGIDOR can be purchased through the links available at http://paulwhitman.com . The link will redirect to the website run by the printer.
Jan 23, 2015 17:24:52 GMT 8
Amazing pictures! : Just visited the Philippines, passed by Dalton Pass. Thanks!
Jan 26, 2015 4:28:55 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: Thank you EXO I greatly appreciate it.
Jan 26, 2015 21:43:56 GMT 8