Philippines World War II History and Sites
I live in the Manila (Marikina to be exact). I make yearly visits to Bataan and Corregidor and I will be back
this March together with my Coast Defense buddies from America
to do more explorations and research. Paul Whitman, the owner and editor of Corregidor.org is a good friend of mine and I am a regular contributor to his website.
I have relatives who fought
and lived thru the war years. My mother is from Negros and my
father is from the Lingayen area and both witnessed combat
first hand. I have an uncle that fought in Bataan and survived the Bataan Death March and numerous veteran friends and acquaintances.
Photos April 2000. Located on Caballo
Island. The fort's magazines and other concrete
structures of the batteries are there. All old wooden building already
gone. Wharf is still original and a big chunk already got destroyed
via a typhoon in 2002. No memorials except for a few markers wherein
bones of Japanese soldiers were re-buried years after the war.
There are two pits, that were armed with
M1912 12-inch Seacoast Mortars (two mortars in each pit). I will provide
you with the battery history later.
One 14-inch M1910 on a 1907 disappearing
carriage. This battery is perched on top of Caballo Island.
Third gun battery on Caballo Island.