Saturday, May 6, 2017

Corregidor Surrenders 75 Years -- May 6, 2017

Seventy-five years ago today, on 06-May-1942, US Army Fort Mills, on the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay, after being under siege since 29-December-1941, General Jonathan Wainright decided that it was time to surrender to prevent a massacre by the invading Japanese soldiers.  Wainright sent a signal to President Franklin D Roosevelt: "There is a limit of human endurance, and that point has long been passed."  The stout defense put up by members of the Marine Corps, the Philippine Scouts, the Navy and the Army threw off the timetable the Japanese had planned to follow in conquering the Pacific. 

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