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  Battery Smith 
U. S. Army

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Allan H. Kelly 1987

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Dan Lantzy 1988

Battery Smith is located on Corregidor Island defending the approaches to Manila from the Manila Bay and the South China Sea.

Built by the U. S. Army to emplaced a 12" M1895A2 gun on a M1917 barbette carriage with a 26 mile flat trajectory range. This gun could traverse 360 degrees. Possibly, a parapet was not built to allow lower depression of the gun barrel. Named Battery Smith. The other exposed battery was Battery Hearn.

Erich Snoke (cousin of Donald R. Snoke):
"My distant cousin, then Lt Donald R. Snoke, Washington, PA was the commanding officer of Battery Smith, at the time of the surrender in May 1942. He was taken prisoner, and later died aboard a hellship, on January 9, 1945 in Formosa when it was bombed by aircraft from the USS Hornet."

Battery Smith remains intact and is accessible to tourist touring Corregidor Island. The original stenciled labels are still visible on the walls of the battery.

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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