It irks me big time that there are so many erroneous stories floating around about the Fall of the Philippines, and that despite it being quite clear to the contrary (if one did a proper research) there is a partisan sponsored revisionism of the circumstances. Lately I saw an article which suggested that the surrender by Wainwright of the entirety of the USFIP was a better outcome than the plan to divide the US forces in the Philippines into four separate commands, such that the defeat of one would not become the defeat of them all.
Finding these (photographic reproductions) which establish that "the President desires that in Mindanao you take such measures as will insure a prolonged defense of that region," I felt that it was better to reproduce them for educational purposes.
This document also contains a reference to FDR's direction that MacArthur leave Fort Mills, and why.
Artem: I use to work in that shipyard. Heard of D. Cleland through my uncles who were previous generations that worked there. Saw a photo or two of D.Cleland in the shipyard library. If my memory is correct I saw his grave out in the city's protestant cemetery.
May 11, 2020 8:24:25 GMT 8
faulkvi2: Hi! My name is Vickie. I am here to learn more about the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor and to honor the life of my Uncle, Pvt Eugene Mott, who has not been returned to us after his death on the Oryoku Maru.
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