Accession Number:

ADA149667

Title:

CORREGIDOR -- February 1945

Descriptive Note:

Student paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST

Report Date:

1983-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The following document will examine World War IIs second battle of CORREGIDOR, which resulted in the recapture of the island by US forces. CORREGIDOR is a rocky outcrop of land which would be totally without significance were it not for its location, guarding the entrance to Manila bay--the largest and most important harbor in the Philippines. This action began at 0833 on 16 February 1945 with the dropping of the first paratroopers. The island was officially secured two weeks later, on 2 March. US units involved were the 503d Regimental Combat Team, XI Corps, 6th Army 5th Air Force 3-34 Infantry and USN Task Force 78. Defending the island were elements of the Bay Entrance Defense Force, an ad hoc force consisting of about 75 garrison troops and 25 army forces. author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE