Welcome to Timm who joins 31 Dec 2022. Hope the new year is good to you Jay, and to all of us. He writes:
"Hello. My name is Jay Timm and I was stationed at Clark AB from 1986 through 1988. I toured Coregidor Island and have been fascinated with its history where since. Unfortunately, for a long time, the only thing available was a book here and there from the library. But now with the internet and social media, there is loads of information at our fingertips. I hope to learn a lot more concerning Corregidor on this site. Thank you for the opportunity."
That's what we've been about all along, Jay, placing information about Corregidor where it can educate people. We have more info about Corregidor than the people running it. Lately, they have managed (mis-managed) to make learning about Corregidor more difficult, more expensive and more beyond the reach of everyone.
Timm - "Hello. My name is Jay Timm and I was stationed at Clark AB from 1986 through 1988. I toured Coregidor Island and have been fascinated with its history where since. Unfortunately, for a long time, the only thing available was a book here and there from.the library. But now with the internet and social media, there is loads of information at our fingertips. I hope to learn alot more concerning Corregidor on this site. Thank you for the opportunity."
Welcome, Timm - XO
Azure - "I'm a student doing my research. I really need to see the full extent of this site please. Thank you and god bless in advance"
Azure - membership is not required to see the full extent of the site. It is open to all. Membership is simply to participate on a number of the special topic boards, that expect familiarity with the discussions. - XO
Trebor01 - "I already have a membership with Heritage BN but it has been so long since I've logged in, I do not remember my username and password. So, I am asking if I can set up another account. Robert Rusconi.
No problem, Robert.- XO
Wroland - I was stationed at Subic Bay 1991-1992 until closure. I am trying to get a base map of both Subic and Cubi with a legend. Someone posted the Subic map but I was not able to download it.
Wroland, if someone posts something, we don't interfere. We find that olld posts from photobucket can be a problem (for everyone). Perhaps you might send a personal message to the member who posted the map. - XO
distravemed - I.P. 18.104.22.168 - nothing known.
Members who haven't posted after a few months can be deleted without notice. We encourage constructive participation, like a college. - XO
terrance - The log in used is identical to that of distravemed, so membership rejected as a duplicate.
Bweizr Jeremy Krauss writes: I'm looking for more information regarding my great-grandfather, George S. York, who perished in the Cabanatuan POW camp and remains unidentified.
Descendent writes: My name is Stanley Lopez my father Rudolph A. Lopez. He was a member of the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment Corregidor I have photographs of him in uniform after liberation with the Philippine Department patch. I am interested in joining these conversations.
Yoxthimer (R N Simmons) joins and says that he "will be traveling to the Philippines in May 2023. My father served in the Signal Corp in the 38th Division. I am trying to find a tour guide for the Olongapo area and up zig zag rd. Any assistance would be appreciated."
Red Devil (J.Baker) joins and writes: "I have some questions in regards to Battery D 60th Costal Artillery AA at Corregidor. My Great Uncle was there. He has a book about what happened to him there. Some of what your story is different than his. Wondering if I can have some chats or talks with anyone that can help me in my research on his experience in WW2. Thank you in advance."
Red Devil, could you post the aspects of the story from his point of view and contrast is published that the other source doesn't agree with - EXO
Welcome to Jonathon, who is Jonathon Dallimore, of the History Teachers' Association of New South Wales. Jon is planning his first visit to Corregidor in May, and will be trying to cross the North Channel for a day tour. He's also authoring a textbook concerning SWPA aspects of WWII.
Welcome to bgps, who writes us:- I'm retired and have moved from the U.S. to the Philippines and am currently residing in Pilar, Bataan. I've been researching Philippine WWII battles, prison camps and atrocities since the early 1980s. I wish to be in touch with others that have similar interests.
(Dear BGPS - have you been linked up with Bob Hudson yet? Your name might help.)
Welcome also to n12f90g who writes:- Among many of the informative anecdotes in my father's WW II memoir, he devotes much description of his two weeks aboard the Oryoku Maru prior to the vessels' later destruction. - www.valleyoftheshadowpow.com
Hello! My name is Anastasia Harman. I research, create, and host a WW2 podcast called "Left Behind." I tell the stories of the people -- servicemen and women, civilians, guerillas, and more -- who were left behind when the US surrendered The Philippines. My great-grandfather was captured on Corregidor and was one of the 511 men liberated at Cabanatuan. His memoir inspired my research and the podcast. I've become familiar with the Corregidor Proboards during my research, and I would like to become a more active part of the community. I especially hope to connect with other researchers who can assist me in my research.
Rifatbabu5: "I am a student at the AA School of Architecture in the UK, and I am currently conducting research on the Philippines. I am very interested in Corregidor Island and would like to discuss it in more depth with everyone. I will be traveling to the Philippines in two weeks and am wondering if this island is still open to the public."
" I have sent Rifatbabu5 a personal message recommending he pursue Marianito Malacaman via the Corregidor Historic Society facebook page. - EXO"
4sfed: "I was stationed at Camp O'Donnell 1975-77."
EXO: There are a disturbing number of applicants for membership who are not reading the rules. As a result, members who have not made a relevant post within 3 months will be deleted, on the grounds they are "bots".
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JackJensen: I came across my father's name - Capt. Paul Jensen - who was with the CIC, on the forum. I'm hoping to find more, though it appears that his area - Sicily, North Africa - was not the focus of the board. So, I'm not sure how much I can contribute.
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