Hey Darth....Surely that spare barrel is long gone as we speak. Right?? I would be surprised if our friends from the North had let this juicy morsel escape the furnaces for melting. If not the enemy, then, I am sure that the diligent scrappers would have descended like locusts. I am under the impression that the Japanese used American POWs in an effort to recondition Battery Hearn (and others) to a working condition (without success). I am wondering what that very dark object, off to the right of the Battery, might be. Any ideas??? Postscript....I have always been struck by the fact that Hearn and Smith were so exposed to enemy shell fire. Most, if not all, of the other stationary Batterys are firmly casemated in that famous and abundant Corregidor concrete. Cheers.
I had not noticed the concrete stairway leading up the hillside.... to the right of the tunnel entrance. I wonder if it's still there? They lead where? Is that a destroyed bunker or building to the right of the 3 vents?
I have been to the top of the hill above Hearn with a veteran who fought there in 1945. Paul Turley was his name. I think we were there in 2001? He recounted the battles fought there daily, drunken banzai charges.......... He was a great guy, passed away a few years ago.
The gun barrel is still there Okla, to massive to move or cut up. But was ruined before turnover to Japanese.
I can't see the 2 unusual trees that grace the road way around the complex today. Although they look old enough today to have been in that picture.
The "spare" barrel is still there up to this day. Originally it was the barrel mounted during the siege of 1942. The Japanese restored this gun back into working condition by use of POW labor, replaced the barrel and salvaged parts from Battery Smith to put hearn back in working condition.
The Japanese never did use Hearn against the retaking forces. The relied more on their trusty 120mm Type 10 dual purpose gun.
Hey Guys....Thanks for the dependable and more accurate "poop from Group". I can always depend on you guys to clear up the many misconceptions, half truths, etc that I have accumulated over the many years of being a Corregidor/Bataan "geek". If I keep on this present course, the 1942 Philippine Campaign hasn't claimed its' final casualty, if you get my drift. Cheers
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
Apr 21, 2021 1:55:19 GMT 8
JoAlberto: These are good reads. I am a young girl from Phils very much enthused with Corregidor and its history pre and post war.
Apr 30, 2021 14:20:11 GMT 8
Barbara: My uncle was Spencer Bever, Al and him started this adventure together here in Columbus Ohio...would love to get more direct info about them..thanks...
Jun 8, 2021 6:16:26 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Barbara - The story of Spencer Bever is told by survivor Al McGrew, his closest friend. They book "Amid Th' Encircling Gloom - Corregidor and Survival" follows their times together until they were split when Al was sent to Japan.
Aug 22, 2021 7:45:49 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Presently, I am re-working the book for re-release in a large format presentation book. There are 217 mentions of Spence in it. and his drawings.
Aug 22, 2021 7:47:58 GMT 8
JM: hello, may I ask what are the process that authority use to improve or develop the sbfz ?
Aug 31, 2021 0:37:48 GMT 8
EXO: JM - sorry, speculation on SBFZ policy sounds a mite political, and not in our remit.
Sept 19, 2021 6:44:11 GMT 8
Irene Rivera: Hello good day to all, is anyone here who have ideas what happened to"The Battle of the Points during World War II? Thank you
Sept 29, 2021 13:34:32 GMT 8