Hello all - I served in Vietnam USAF (1966-1970), USAF Reserve (1970-1972), US Naval Reserve (1973-1974), US Army Reserve (1974-1978), US Army California National Guard (1978-1991 retired), currently I am an Army Field Historian for the California Center for Military History (Captain (CA) 1999-present). As a Military Historian I am interested in most military site, I do a lot of research and writing. My present interest in your site (other than my father PFC. George J Albert, B Co., 132nd Combat Engineers, 77 Division, etc. Served in the Pacific during WW2. He survived 5 campaigns [2 - earned arrowheads, 5 amphibious assaults] injured (hands burnt at Ormac beachhead PI. a day after the landings) - no Purple Heart. Anyway - my second interest in this site, is that I own the Purple Heart, medals, some photos and copies of paperwork of PFC Clyde J (Jab) Morr, light mortar crewman, A Company, 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment. I am doing research on him - so here I am, Cheers Captain Albert
Welcome to the forums and good luck with your research. I have one little suggestion for you, there is so much information here on these Corregidor related web sites that if you find something you are interested in, for God’s sake, bookmark it. I am terrible at finding things a second time.
Hi All; I am the son of a WWII vet, Pacific theater plank holder for one of the US Carriers. I have two boys, now 13 and 11. I have joined this site because my youngest is now a Boy Scout. I believe that Corregidor holds a vast amount of potential for the boys in our troop to learn about important principles of life - dedication, duty, honor, and giving of oneself for the benefit of others - through the immense sacrifices made by so many men in WWII. I believe that Corregidor is one of the few remarkable, visual, tactile, and well preserved sites that can make these principles so real for the youth of today. Rather than sit around and play silly computer games, I hope our boys will have the opportunity to visit Corregidor often, so they can learn first hand of the incredible sacrifices made by so many men to help preserve our way of life. And, I hope our boys can somehow give back as well, by adopting a project to somehow preserve the ongoing legacy that Corregidor represents.
I will be posting more about this. I have so many questions, I really don't know where to start. In any case, I hope those more knowledgeable will show some patience and help our boys better understand what Corregidor stands for.
Corregidor does provide all those areas of interest, and heaps more. In the past, it even hosted some international scout jamborees involving thousands of scouts there. Keeping a group of kids occupied, and challenged is tough enough, and to have to keep an eye on them as well, that really must keep you busy.
When it comes to walking Corregidor, there's few better than Karl and John. I have been everywhere there, but even now I must concede that they have been to more everywheres than the everywhere I have been. What is extra good is that they each write about their walks. The best place to start is to go to the series of "destinations" that Fots2 has been writing about - they are found under the generic name of FIELD NOTES, and one example of those is at: corregidor.org/fieldnotes/htm/fots2-120404.htm
What is good about this series of articles is that every Field Note has a link to every other Field Note, so you have a huge range of possible destinations.
Corregidor has traps for the unwary, and some of the trails are less benign than others. There ARE pythons, and plants that can draw blood, and plenty of places for gravity and uncertain footholds to entirely ruin your day - and it's easy to get lost and disoriented if you don't know where you're going.
Two of the people you really should liaise with are Steve and Marcia Kwiecinski, and I have asked Steve to be in contact with you. They live on the Rock, and publicize it for the CFI though their blog.
My name is William R. Parker. I am a retired Marine Corps Staff Sergeant living in Western New York. My father was a Marine who served aboard the USS Nashville CL-43 from July 1943 to December 1944. On December 13, 1944 the Nashville was serving as the flagship for the task force assigned to seize Mindoro Island. Off of Negros Island it was struck amidships by a Kamikaze. 38 Marines of 41 in the Detachment manned AA guns amidships and of these Marines 25 were killed, 3 were mortally wounded and 10 were wounded. A few years ago I started researching what had happened with the remains of the Marines killed by the attack. As the son of a Marine who was wounded but survived the attack and as a Marine this is an aspect of the Pacific War that interests me. In studying my family history I have realized that I am a third generation "sea going Marine," with two WestPac cruises during the Vietnam War I sailed some of the waters my father sailed 30 years before. My grandfather served aboard the USS Florida during WW I. On Sunday May 26th I participated in a Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Memorial Day Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo, NY. Following the service a friend and I did a short tour of the cemetery, in the Veteran's Section we were looking at some of the headstones and I noted a headstone for Wilbur R. Anker, 503rd Parachute Infantry, 1918-1944. This prompted me to try and figure out what happened to Corporal Anker. Jim Broumley of the Roving Historian directed me to your website and the story "Purple Hearts on Noemfoor." I could not cite chapter and verse but I knew of the defense and recapture of Corregidor and during my last deployment in 1989 to the Philippines I took advantage of a Special Services cruise tour to visit Corregidor. We sailed from Subic Bay and cruised down the Bataan Peninsula to Corregidor.
Hello, Stephen is the name, and I've been doing some family research/genealogy and came upon a cousin who was killed and buried in the Philippines. I'm trying to find out the answers to the where, when, why, etc. I posted on this board some time ago and I came back to add some additional info to it. Not sure If I should add it here or start a new one? What does the Admin here thing?
His name was Joseph Wilfred Robert Sivigny with the 592nd JASCO. DOW in Feb 1945. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
California - Bob: Dear Mr. Welteke: Since you have trekked all around Botolan, Zambales "and more", it is time to mention that my (asawa) wife is from Botolan. I was there in the early 2000's, and I "do" plan to return once the virus calms down more. Salamut. Bob/Kano
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fortman: I hope that this is the right thread. Does any one know how the 155m GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were special ramps used or were they lifted on using a crane?
Jun 7, 2022 2:14:03 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the appropriate thread! Does anyone know how the 155mm GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were ramps used or were they lifted by crane? Thanks. Fortman
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EXO: OK GUYS - I HAVE REDUCED OUR MEMBERSHIP DOWN TO 82, ON A "LESS IS MORE" BASIS. THERE WAS TOO MUCH DEADWEIGHT. ANYONE WHO HASN'T MADE THEIR FIRST POST WITHIN A FEW MONTHS MAY HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP DELETED.
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
fortman: Hi Batteryboy. Thanks for the feedback on the panama mounts. It is as I thought, but have never seen a photo of the ramps being used. Regards.
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one50: Good to see everyone..it's been a while.
Nov 16, 2022 13:45:10 GMT 8
Peter J johnson: I am looking for the personell photo of my father STAFF SEARGENT CHRIS W. JOHNSON 2ND BTLN FCOMPANY 3RD SQUAD
Nov 18, 2022 5:48:29 GMT 8
one50: Peter, please register as a user for this forum and we can share info with you. I may have a photo with Chris in it. This "shoutbox" is not the place. Thanks
Nov 18, 2022 11:34:41 GMT 8
BusterS: Did anyone know my father, Harold Stanley, he was in D Bty, 462d, Headquarters Det I think? He passed many years ago and I have very few stories from him.
Jan 7, 2023 7:19:43 GMT 8
Alejandro Rimando: Does anyone have any information on Alejandro Rimando?
Apr 2, 2023 21:59:17 GMT 8
Gordy: Does anyone know a survivor of the Oryoko Maru, who might have known my uncle, USN Ensign Peronneau Wingo? He was a POW at Cabantuan and was on the bombed Oryoko Maru.
May 25, 2023 18:37:45 GMT 8
chadhill: Gordy, try contacting Mark Kelso or James Erickson on the Battle of Bataan Facebook site.
May 30, 2023 23:34:35 GMT 8
Whitney Galbraith: POW historians: I would like to invite your attention to this volume of my father’s World War II memoir which I self-published in 2018 and edited in 2020. Col. Nicoll F Galbraith, GSC, US Army was General Jonathan M. Wainwright’s G-4, Logistics, staff off
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