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!
Steve G: tmayer, my dad passed when I was just 9 years old, so he never really talked in depth to me about his service. My understanding is that he really never did go into detail with anyone about it, as far as I ever heard.
Dec 8, 2020 23:29:05 GMT 8
Steve G: tmayer, dad's decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/3 bronze battle stars & 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, WWII Victory Medal
Dec 8, 2020 23:34:27 GMT 8
FoCo NoCo Guy: Wild Bill Massello was my HS Calculus teacher '66-'67 in El Paso. Quiet, competent - never talked about his military service.
Jan 4, 2021 10:38:37 GMT 8
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