Battle for Corregidor was the culmination of the Japanese campaign for the conquest of the
Philippines. The fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942
ended all organized opposition by the U.S. Army Forces Far East to the invading Japanese forces on Luzon in the northern Philippines. The troops of Bataan had been reduced by hunger, disease, lack of supplies/weapons and casualties to the point of military helplessness. Their commander,
Maj. Gen. Edward P. King, Jr., surrendered his forces to the Japanese. The island bastion of Corregidor, with its network of tunnels and formidable
array of defensive armament, along with the fortifications across the entrance to Manila Bay, was the remaining obstacle to the
14th Japanese Imperial Army commanded by Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma.
Facing total inilation, General Wainwright surrendered the remainder of the American forces on Corregidor and elsewhere in the Philippines
on May 6, 1942. The U.S. and Filipino army recaptured the island in 1945.
Corregidor Map 1941
Fall of Corregidor Photos click here. Present day Corregidor - click here.
For more photos and information check out The Corregidor Website. For Panorama views of Corregidor and the Tunnel see WWII Panorama.