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MAY 6, 1942.THE 74th YEAR OF THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR May 6,1942

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May 5, 2016

MAY 6, 1942.THE 74th YEAR OF THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR

May 6,1942Los Angeles –The Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) marked the 74th Anniversary oft he Fall of Corregidor, May 6, 1942.

“On May 6, 1942, Corregidor Island, the island fortress at the entrance of Manila Bay, fell to the Japanese Imperial Army. Upon the fall of Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942,

Corregidor was the last bastion of Filipino and American forces against the Japanese invasion. Corrregidor is more of an American base and struggle while Bataan was a Filipino and American struggle.

The Fall of Corregidor, An American Fight

70 YEARS OF THE UNJUST RESCISSION ACT OF 1946

While Corregidor was the headquarters of the USAFFE, Bataan fell on April 9, 1942 and the more than 90,000 USAFFE forces that surrendered were subjected to a forced march called “The Death March.”

It was important for the Japanese to capture Corregidor for their navy to utilize Manila Bay for their campaign.

The island was subjected to constant shelling from more than 300 full-scale Japanese air raids and hundreds of thousands of heavy artillery rounds—up to 16,000 on a single day.

Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, commander of the USAFFE forces in Corregidor, finally surrendered to the Japanese led by General Masaharu Homma.”

On May 9,1942 General Wainright, USAFFE Commanader surrendered the whole Philippines to the Japanese forces on May 9, 1942.  He made the broadcast surrender at KZRH in Manila.

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