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.
George McClellan: I took my family out there in the 1973-5 a couple of times. Tried to enter the tunnel but a damn cobra has taken possession and contested our further entry. I recall a gun mount not shown in the photos and a viewing tower, both probably long gone for scrap
Nov 4, 2015 2:27:45 GMT 8
Ross : www facebook com slash Aclahayr - Hi there bob. Your story got me. Got your story here.
Nov 7, 2015 7:58:23 GMT 8
Ross : http://filipino-americanmemorials.org/find-my-daughter-a-fathers-last-request/
Nov 7, 2015 7:58:33 GMT 8
tommc: My wife found a box of pics in her Dad's (deceased) attic. He was James J. Kennedy, 503 HQ2, wounded Negros. His best friend photo a DAN Wusnewski, fm Chicago. If Dan is alive and can be contacted I'd like to send him these pics and possibly meet him.
Nov 12, 2015 5:24:34 GMT 8
JohnSweeneyemail@example.com: This site is new to me. I was so moved to read about my father Sergeant Major Thomas Franklin Sweeney-Service #208378 killed May 6, 1942. I was six years old at time of his death. I want to visit the Water Tower site and would appreciate any travel info.
Nov 12, 2015 22:01:44 GMT 8
chadhill: Hello John Sweeney. We are very glad you have visited this website. I have not been to Corregidor since 1987 so I cannot provide any current travel info, but maybe others can. Please feel free to post any information here that you would like to share. Chad
Nov 17, 2015 22:45:21 GMT 8
chadhill: Hello again Mr. Sweeney. In 1986 I climbed to the top of the water tank where your father died. At that time the roof was intact but covered with debris including what seemed to be several pull-rings from grenades that would been thrown by your father.
Nov 17, 2015 23:06:41 GMT 8
westernaus: Howdy Mr. John Sweeny,
Nov 18, 2015 9:41:51 GMT 8
westernaus: Gooday mr John Sweeny, I would recommend looking up the SUN Cruises Corregidor Island web site . It will give you a idea of how much it will cost you and whether you wish to do a day tour or stay acouple of days on the island.
Nov 18, 2015 9:48:35 GMT 8
westernaus: Again Gooday, You would need to stay in the Philippines at least for 2 weeks . Check out Expedia web site for hotels and prices in manila to suit your budget.
Nov 18, 2015 9:56:41 GMT 8
westernaus: Gooday Again,My wife and myself will be slumming at the hotel across the road from US Embassy Manila . Bayview Park Hotel at the start of March 2016 .
Nov 18, 2015 10:00:24 GMT 8
westernaus: You can check out air travel prices on Expedia and dates to suit your budget . also check if you need a visa to enter the philippines from USA . Best of Luck . Mr J Sweeny .
Nov 18, 2015 10:05:20 GMT 8
chadhill: Mr. Sweeney.[br][br]We are honored to have you aboard the corregidor.proboards.com website. I tried to send you an email but it was kicked back by the server. We would appreciate hearing any information you would be willing to share about your famous father. CH
Nov 23, 2015 13:57:32 GMT 8
sleepy2: Margee N Linton passed on to be with Sleepy Linton on October 27th. She will be joining him at Florida National Cemetery on November 25th at 10 am. Her family misses her. Many good memories. We love you mom. Maury Linton son of Maurice and Margee Linton.
Nov 25, 2015 10:30:49 GMT 8
randysubic: We do regular Corregidor tours for visiting US forces and would be glad to either include you or set up a custom tour at a reasonable cost. Randy
Nov 28, 2015 17:02:32 GMT 8