One of the several things I was chuffed to acquire for the Battle of Manila website was the personal permission to reproduce an extract of Jack Butler's "The Four-Deucers' Battle of Manila". It was so great to be in contact with someone who was in Manila contemporaneously with my father.
A 'four-deucer', in case you are unaware, is the M30 (106.7 mm )four point two inch heavy mortar, a rifled, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range indirect fire support to infantry units. It's a light, readily transportable weapon much loved by the infantry.
I'm now getting a little more familiar with the features available on our new-technology 'page-flipping' software. It contains a handy, link function which can create a 'hot spot' on a page which creates a link facility to other any other URL's. Very handy that!
Sometimes, though, I wonder if it's a good thing to send a reader elsewhere, as they're hard enough to attract in the first place. But WTF, it's a free world.
At any rate, here's the direct extract from Jack Butler's "The Four-Deucers' Battle of Manila". It's already at the Battle of Manila . Org website, but the flipping page program provides it with a single click, and it looks better!
BLussier: I am the niece of Pvt. Robert D. Turner 13030357 listed as MIA on Corregidor. Still working with DPAA on Robert’s case. In the first entry on thread you mention a report and give info from Col. (Chaplain) Boerman that references cremating bodies in tunnel
Mar 6, 2021 10:58:01 GMT 8
BLussier: Is it possible to get a copy of that report? DPAA analyst never heard this before. I read the same info in a book. It was reported by a doc in the tunnel. Unfortunately I did not write the book title/ author info so can not use that info as evidence this
Mar 6, 2021 11:02:20 GMT 8
BLussier: is what could have happened to Robert’s body. Thank you! Bobbye (Turner) Lussier
Mar 6, 2021 11:04:28 GMT 8
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