I have obtained a copy of a portion of the mimeographed records of the 3d Bn, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division that was involved in the retaking and holding of Malinta Hill. I intend to republish it in full on the Rock Force Website, so as to bring it into the public domain. It is in many respects a treasure of information which cannot be lost.
Although not a 503d document, I intend to include it as part of Bless 'em All - Corregidor (Vol III), because the story of what occurred on Malinta Hill is a critical part of the Corregidor 1945 story. Not to know what occurred on Malinta Hill leaves a significant hole in understanding the retaking.
I seek a volunteer to convert the document into Word format so that I can quickly produce it on the website, but just don't have time. I am fully booked for at least another year with current projects.
The document also has several hand-drawn maps, which could ideally be overlined in black to make the lines high contrast so that I can reproduce them - they are critical to the explanations contained.
The document to be reproduced runs approx 30 pages, double-spaced. I have scanned it at 200dpi, which should be more than adequate to print and transcribe. I will provide the link to the volunteer.
Contact me at: paulatwhitmandotcomdotau or exoatcorregidordotorg
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