James Zobel, our good friend at The MacArthur Memorial placed this image into circulation recently via Facebook. It is known there as "RG135, Norman Collection, MacArthur Memorial." Snappy little title, that. You might have missed seeing the image if you are not into FB,so I felt I should give it a permalink, as I think it is one of the most magnificent documentary images I have seen of Corregidor for ages.
I sure hope it prompts some discussion, as things have been too quiet by half around here lately.
Discussion on FB involved where exactly it had been taken, and when. Tony Feredo suggested that it was most likely taken from the North Shore Road just off CR-73 or at the 75mm gun shed. I think Tony's right. As for when it was taken, let me opine that it was before the 75mm gun shed was built.
U578: Corregidor in color before the war; Courtesy James Zobel, MacArthur Memorial
Note from Karl: This picture was restored today, the 18th of April 2020 from a different server!
I take it that this gun shed would be just above the engineering power plant on the road to Battery James? I note the large mounds of something for construction purposes, so would guess this to be in the 1920s or so?
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