Corregidor: Island of Glory and Military History. What World War 2 textbooks don’t tell us.

Some people find it weird that I have an unexplained fascination for wars, battles and weaponry. Maybe because I grew up in a Military/Educator Family. My grandfather (Mother side), Antonio Lumogdang Sr., was a Philippine Army veteran who fought during the Vietnam and Korean War. My Uncle Antonio Jr. is a Philippine Military Major. An Uncle (Father Side) in Mindanao is a Philippine Military General. My Husband’s great grandfather Macario Almeda was a known 1896 Revolutionary Hero of Pateros, his grandfather Ernesto Rodriguez Almeda Sr. was a fighter under the 65th Infantry division under the American Military who also had the chance to go to Corregidor during World War 2, while his great grandmother Marcela Cangco Villegas (Half Brother of Pedro Luna) and grandmother Remedios Abrecea were fondly taken cared of and protected by a Japanese High Ranking General because the young child Remedios who was then 7 years old at that time looked exactly like the Japanese General’s Daughter in Japan. I vowed that I will see the world’s military heritage and historical places as long as I am alive so I started with Corregidor.

Corregidor Island is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor has historically been fortified with coastal artillery to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and Manila from attacks by enemy warships. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, Japan and the United States, to the establishment of the Philippines in 1946.

Corregidor (Fort Mills) is the largest of the islands that formed the harbor defenses of Manila Bay, together with El Fraile Island (Fort Drum), Caballo Island (Fort Hughes) and Carabao Island (Fort Frank), which were all fortified during the American colonial period. The island was also the site of a small military airfield, as part of the defense.

During World War II, Corregidor played an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces. The island was heavily bombarded during the latter part of the war, and the ruins serve as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the battlefield. Corregidor is one of the important historic and tourist sites in the country. (Wikipedia)

Complete Blog, Pictures of the trip and video on my other blog at www.malachitecontessa.com

 

Link to the Post video and pictureshttps://www.malachitecontessa.com/post/corregidor-island-of-glory-and-military-history-what-world-war-2-textbooks-don-t-tell-us

 

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