Got no idea why that "captcha" is happening, and even a quick googlesearch isn't revealing why. If you are using your home computer, I suggest that you set the log-in to be permanent, so that it will log you in without having to key in your password.
Al did not dwell upon the fates of these guards, but upon those of his friends. He did revisit many of the sites, even going to Japan years later where he gave lectures. One of his greater regrets is that he never got to find out the identity of the stocky Japanese officer in the white uniform "with considerable gold braid" who saved his life.
He did invite me to visit Pasay School with him but by the time I was able, he had found that it had been sold off in a real-estate deal. Of course, no one at the school was ever aware of its wicked and tragic history.
Had a friend send me a link to this site, thought I'd join. I saw the topic of POWs at Mukden (Hoten) and thought I'd add something to see if it would help. "Appology, a little off subject. These are POW pictures out of Hoten Camp, Japan, May 1944. If anyone can translate Japanese we can know the names." This is a great site on Mukden and the POWs who were there. www.mukdenpows.org/ZZZ_Numerical_POWs.htm
Since there is no date on the strike photo's it's hard to say what aircraft were flying. However, most likely they were B-24's due to the altitude. There was a B-24 strike on Nielson on 8 Jan 1945, one of the B-24's was shot down. There are a couple of eyewitness who stated they saw a couple of the crewmembers taken by the Japanese. One of the witnesses says George was the name of one of the men. On the B-24 that went down was a George Hadjopoules who is still listed as MIA. He was taken alive and never heard from again. There was also a B-25 strike on 8 Feb 1945 against Manila. And there was an A-20 strike on 11 Feb 1945 where an aircraft went down on Ft. McKinley. Not a complete list of airstrikes by anymeans, but what I have.
Most of the Manila airfield raids late 44 and 45 were conducted by USAAF B-24s. A-20s also made low level attacks as well as a few B-25s on medium altitude bombing. USN used TBM Avengers, SBD Dauntless and Hell Divers to strikes on the other airfields as well.
Hey dmether/Battery....I agree 100 percent about B24s doing the bombing in at least two of the aerial photos. As you said the altitude is one indicator, plus those two aerial pics show a bomb pattern that would be consistent of ordnance dropped from heavy bombers. 'ole Nielson certainly took a plastering the day the Liberators purged their bomb bays. Cheers.
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
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