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Tony Feredo
Philippines World War II History and Sites
Click For Enlargement 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 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.

Fort Hughes
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.

Click For EnlargementBattery Craighill
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.

Battery Gillespie
One 14-inch M1910 on a 1907 disappearing carriage. This battery is perched on top of Caballo Island.

Battery Woodruff
Third gun battery on Caballo Island.

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