Bataan and Corregidor(the last hope?)

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Bataan and Corregidor(the last hope?)

Post by Katipunero » 17 Jan 2005 14:56

is the 2 islands the last fortresses to hold the japaneese occupation force? and what batallion or army group was assigned to this 2 islands? and lastly how many died in the deathmarch?






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Post by David Thompson » 18 Jan 2005 02:22

Katipunero -- You asked:
is the 2 islands the last fortresses to hold the japaneese occupation force? and what batallion or army group was assigned to this 2 islands? and lastly how many died in the deathmarch?
You might enjoy reading The US Army in WWII: War in the Pacific: The Fall of the Philippines, available on-line at:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/index.html

There's a lot of information on the Corregidor garrison in the book, particularly starting at Part 5, "Corregidor and the Southern Islands" at:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA ... PI-27.html

Corregidor and the island fortresses of Manila surrendered shortly before the US forces in the southern islands.

According to The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: The Philippines, p. 20, at:
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA ... index.html
About 600 Americans and between 5,000 and 10,000 Filipinos died on what has become known as the "Bataan Death March."

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