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  Battle of Bataan (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
At the Bataan peninsula, with its defensive terrain, and backed by artillery from the harbor defenses in Manila Bay and the nearby Island fortress of Corregidor, the defenders were expected to hold out until reinforcements arrive.
Battles were fought ferociously at the Lapay-Longoskawayan Points from January 23-29, at the Quinawan-Aglaloma Points from January 22-February 8, and at the Silalim-Anyasan Points from January 27-February 13.
After the Battle of the points, Pockets and Trail 2, which were splendid victories by the USAFFE, the defenders dug in along the line, used the interlude in Battle to train and to improve their positions.
battle-of-bataan.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1351 words)

 How the battle went in Bataan
The main battle position of the USAFFE, the Abucay-Morong line, was attacked along its eastern flank on 9 January, but the 5th Regimental Combat Team, reinforced by the 57th Infantry of the 21st Division repulsed the attack.
Penetrating deep behind the main battle position along the Abo-Abo River valley, the enemy advance was held up by combined elements of the 21st Division of the II reserve, the 31st and the 51st Division of the Bani-Guirol forest area.
After the battles of the points, pockets and Trail 2, which were brilliant triumphs of the USAFFE, the enemy withdrew to regroup their forces and to wait for reinforcements.
www.corregidor.org /chs_bataan/bataan1.html   (1394 words)

 History of USS BATAAN (LHD 5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bataan was the last American stronghold in the Pacific theater to fall until MacArthur fulfilled his famed prophecy, “I shall return,” by reconquering the Philippine Islands two-and-one-half years later.
The battle of Bataan and ensuing “Death March” are widely regarded as one of the greatest examples of allied courage, endurance and sacrifice in the history of military conflict.
The mission of BATAAN is to enable the Navy and Marine Corps team to accomplish a seamless transition “….from the sea” to the land battle, originally as the lead ship of an Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) and now as the centerpiece of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).
www.bataan.navy.mil /history.htm   (708 words)

 www.bataan.gov.ph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Colonnade is a marble-capped structure with an altar, esplanage and a museum.
The first defensive line in Bataan was the Hermosa-Dinalupihan line where on 6 January 1942 the 71st Division, the American 31st Infantry Regiment, and the 26th Calvary Regiments fought off the pursiong enemy.
The main battle position of the USAFFE, the Abucay-Morong line, was attacked along its eastern flank on 9 January but was repulsed by the 57th Regimental Combat team, reinforced by the 21st Infantry of the 21st Division.
www.bataan.gov.ph /travel/dambana.htm   (1046 words)

 Battle of Bataan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines, in the early stages of the Pacific War.
All along the battle front, units of I Corps together with devastated remnants of II Corps, crumbled and straggled to the rear.
The Bataan Death March Memorial Monument, erected in April, 2001 is the only funded monument by the US Federal Government dedicated to the victims of the Bataan Death March during World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Bataan   (2923 words)

 Bataan I
Bataan launched a fighter sweep and three bombing raids, with the General Motors TBM torpedo bombers ("Avengers") dropping 13 tons of bombs on the Japanese base.
Bataan moved to Majuro on the 14th for repairs to her forward elevator, but local repair crews could not fix the problem.
Bataan entered the naval drydocks at Hunters Point that same day; and, over the next two months, the yard workers repaired her elevator, painted the hull, and installed a second catapult, an air-search radar, deck lighting, rocket stowage, and a second aircraft landing barrier.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/b3/bataan-i.htm   (5147 words)

 Bataan ESG Completes Final Battle Problem
Bataan is conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of North Carolina with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Camp Lejune, N.C., prior to a regularly scheduled deployment.
Bataan ESG is comprised of embarked elements of Amphibious Squadron 2, the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), USS Shreveport (LPD 12), USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), USS Underwood (FFG 36), USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), and USS Scranton (SSN 756).
Bataan is one of 24 ships that comprise Commander, Amphibious Group 2, based at Naval Air Base Little Creek, Va. Commander, Amphibious Group 2, with its 16,000 Sailors and Marines, provides warfighting naval amphibious forces to operate with joint and combined forces for combatant commanders.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=26485   (640 words)

 Bataan Diary
Bataan Diary is based on these and other original documents, interviews with the participants and their descendents, and more than five years of the author's research into these remarkable events.
Bataan Diary: An American Family in World War II 1941—1945 is not a diary at all, although the author bases it partly on two diaries kept by a husband and wife.
Schaefer describes the American's final 1942 battle on Bataan with intimate detail from Lloyd's perspective, and then follows the soldier as he is separated from his unit and forced to strike out into the Filipino jungle.
www.bataandiary.com /book.htm   (3065 words)

 Bataan Death March   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
He reluctantly left Bataan on March 11th with the proclamation "I shall return." General Jonathan M. Wainwright, U.S. Army, immediately assumed command of the forces on the island of Corregidor off the southern tip of the Bataan peninsula.
The odds against the American-Filipino troops remaining on Bataan became overwhelming, and on April 9, 1942, with face in palm, Major General King surrendered all forces on the peninsula.
The Bataan "Death March", recognized as one of the greatest inhumanities of WWII, is also one of the greatest displays of heroism and human spirit on the part of those who did survive.
www.bataan.navy.mil /March.htm   (1028 words)

 Bataan has fallen -- and how - May 05, 2003
IT IS a rare opportunity for us to speak directly to the reader about a documentary film we made-"The Battle of Bataan and the Bataan Death March," which re-airs on the 61st anniversary of the fall of Corregidor, May 6.
Their most compelling stories stemmed from the Battle of Bataan and the Bataan Death March, which to some of us, were histories shrouded in mystery and had been frighteningly set aside by a generation looking for victories of national struggle.
The paradox may be that the Battle of Bataan had ended in surrender.
www.inq7.net /lif/2003/may/05/lif_3-1.htm   (486 words)

 World War II
In the retreat to Bataan, the lead elements of the South Luzon Force were shuttled by civilian buses to Bataan, where they were re-designated the "Bataan Defense Force," while the remaining elements held off the Japanese forces that landed on the Bicol Peninsula.
On Bataan, the South Luzon Force took responsibility for the east coast of the peninsula, and was re-designated II Corps.
During the siege of Bataan, retired Spanish-American War veteran Col. Hugh Straughn was authorized by General Douglas MacArthur to organize the FAIT in the southern mountains near Antipolo, Rizal.
www.bataandiary.com /Research.htm   (5759 words)

 Japanese Order of Battle (Artillery)
The consumption of the shells during the battle of Bataan is as follows.
In the battle of Corregidor, heavy artillery were used to destroy the batteries on the fortress islands.
The consumption of the shells during the battle of Corregidor was as follows.
corregidor.org /J1/bataan_and_corregidor.htm   (367 words)

 VFW 7591 - Bataan - Corregidor Memorial Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Wainwright, into Bataan; and while allowing the Southern Luzon Forces, under the command of Major General George M. Parker, Jr., to proceed his forces into Bataan, has gone down as one of the greatest feats of its kind in history.
On 3 April 1942 (Good Friday), after a lull in hostilities, the Japanese attacked Bataan, with overwhelming artillery fire which resulted in the disintigration of the Fil-American front lines, and a collapse of organized resistance by the Fil-American forces in the II Corps area on the eastern side of Bataan.
MacArthur and Wainwright - Sacrifice of the Philippines
members.terracom.net /~vfwpost/Bataan.html   (2960 words)

 DANFS: USS Bataan (CVL-29)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, was the scene of heroic resistance by American and Filipino defenders against an overwhelming Japanese invading force during the initial phase of America's participation in World War II.
Bataan returned to the United States, arriving at New York 17 October 1945, and was assigned to "Magic Carpet" duty.
Bataan continued operating between Japan and Korea throughout the summer of 1952 carrying personnel and supplies to the fighting area and launching strikes against the enemy.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/ships/dafs/CVL/cvl29.html   (470 words)

 Battle of Bataan - Military Photos
Previously, Gen. Parker's II Corps had prevented a similar encirclement at the Salian river battle, but the position of Gen. Wainwright's I Corps was deemed indefensible, and the Abucay-Mauban line had to be abandoned on January 24.
Battles were fought ferociously at the Lapay-Longoskawayan points from January 23 - 29, at the Quinawan-Aglaloma points from January 22 - February 8, and at the Silalim-Anyasan points from January 27 - February 13.
I salute to your grandfather, the Battling Bastards of Bataan were tough fighters.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=69741   (2613 words)

 Arin Karimian's Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Battle of Bataan lasted for four months.
Due to shortages of food and supplies, problems with disease and malnutrition and no hope of receiving new supplies or reinforcements, the Allied forces struggled to defend the Peninsula.
From Mariveles, Bataan, the POW's were marched roughly 55 miles to San Fernando.
mason.gmu.edu /~akarimia/final-bataan.html   (543 words)

 Quartermasters on Bataan Performed Heroic Feats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The withdrawal from the Luzon mainland to Bataan came on such short notice that there was no opportunity to provision the peninsula properly.
To thresh what rice they had, the quartermasters bought up Bataan's few rice mills, also at fancy prices, and removed them to places that were as safe as any on the peninsula.
It was the spirit of the quartermasters of Bataan.
www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil /WWII/bataan_qms.htm   (837 words)

 Battling Bastards of Bataan
The memorial was built by the organization known as "The Battling Bastards of Bataan" to honor those American men who died at Camp O'Donnell, while prisoners of the Japanese.
It is as much a part of Bataan as the participants in that battle.
Bataan, Corregidor, and the Death March: In Retrospect
home.pacbell.net /fbaldie/Battling_Bastards_of_Bataan.html   (460 words)

 Battle of Bataan
The enemy landed in lightly defended areas on the North coast of Luzon in mid December followed by the main landing on December 22, 1941.
The allies were rushing to the Bataan peninsula in the face of the Japanese onslaught.
Mal - The Naked Flagpole, Battle for Bataan, from the diary of Richard C. Mallonee, Presidio Press, San Rafael, California, copyright 1980.
users.mikrotec.com /dwells/bataan1.html   (2544 words)

 Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941-42 and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces.
The Japanese 14th Army, under General Masaharu Homma, began its invasion with a landing on Batan Island (not to be confused with Bataan), off the north coast of Luzon, on 8 December 1941.
From 7 to 14 January 1942, the Japanese concentrated on reconnaissance and preparations for an attack on the main battle position on the Abucay line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Philippines_(1941-42)   (1337 words)

 U.S. Embassy Manila
In April, the 60th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor and of the infamous “Death March” will be observed in the Philippines with several special events.
April 1 - Battling Bastards of Bataan, an American veterans group, arrives in the Philippines to mark the 60th anniversary.
Survivors of the Battle of Bataan (around 10,000 Americans and 65,000 Filipinos) were forced to walk in blazing April heat from Mariveles and Bagac, Bataan to San Femando, Pampanga (approximately 100 kilometers) in what has become known as the Bataan Death March.
usembassy.state.gov /manila/wwwhbata.html   (565 words)

 TheHistoryNet | World War II | Battle of Bataan: Brigadier General Clyde A. Selleck Commands the Layac Lin
Battle of Bataan: Brigadier General Clyde A. Selleck Commands the Layac Lin
The Americans would slow the Japanese entry into Bataan by fighting a delaying action at Layac, thus gaining time and deceiving the enemy as to the location of the main defensive positions.
Its priority was to build a main defensive line farther south on Bataan, not to bother with a division-level delay at Bataan's entrance.
www.historynet.com /magazines/world_war_2/3031301.html   (1386 words)

 Battle of Bataan (1945) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bataan peninsula's recapture also avenged the surrender of the defunct USAFFE or United States Forces in the Far East to invading Japanese forces in 9 April 1942.
Abundance in supplies and ammunition had him prepared for a long battle, but his main defensive lines were stretched thin, at 2,000 yards, which left his position vulnerable to flanking maneuvers.
On 11 February, the South Force sailed south off the west coast north of Bataan, spent the night of the 14th and 15th February at sea, and went ashore at 1000 hours on the 15th at Mariveles Harbor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_for_the_Recapture_of_Bataan   (1547 words)

 Evina Nonato
Many men died and gave up their lives in battle, and the horror of war would never be forgotten or washed away.
It basically stated that if American forces in the Philippines were overpowered by the enemy, the army should withdraw to Bataan Peninsula and the island of Corregidor.
Bataan is part of the island of Luzon, across the bay from Manila.
home.att.net /~betsynewmark2/WW2paperevina.html   (1808 words)

 Bataan - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Early in World War II (Dec., 1941-Jan., 1942), the U.S.-Filipino army withdrew to Bataan, where it entrenched and, despite the lack of naval and air support, fought a gallant holding action that upset the Japanese timetable for conquest.
Homage is annually paid these victims on Bataan Day, a national holiday, when large groups of Filipinos solemnly rewalk parts of the death route.
The battleground of Bataan is now a national shrine.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-bataan.html   (396 words)

 Bataan Province
This school was used as Japanese General Homma's command post at the end of the battle of Bataan.
Allied forces used Mount Samat during the defense of Bataan, and were bombarded by Japanese artillery from Balanga.
It was occupied by the Japanese after the fall of the Bataan peninsula.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/philippines_bataan.html   (735 words)

 Fact Sheet of the 38th Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
After its action at Bataan during this war, the men of the 38th began to use the phrase “Avengers of Bataan” as a divisional nickname.
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER: Pfc William H Thomas, Company B, 149th Infantry Regiment, for 22 Apr 1945 action in the Zomballes Mountains, Luzon P.I. Spearheading the drive which annihilated Japanese forces on Bataan, in the battle that liberated Luzon, is an achievement of which men of the 38th are justly proud.
While one division regimental combat team made an amphibious landing at Mariveles, on the tip of the Peninsula, another force struck swiftly down the east coast through Balanga, Pilar and across the neck of land to Bagac the March of Death route – - to gain control of the entire peninsula.
www.battleofthebulge.org /fact/fact_sheet_of_the_38th_infantry.html   (946 words)

 The American Experience | MacArthur | The Fight in the Philipines
From the battle for Bataan to the infamous Death March, in which thousands died during a 60-mile forced march; from prison camps to guerrilla warfare, theirs is one of the least known but most dramatic stories of the Second World War.
Taken prisoner with the fall of Bataan, he, too, survived the Death March, then was held at Camp O'Donnell before being moved to Cabanatuan.
In November of 1942, he was sent to Japan, where he worked in a labor camp in Nagano Prefecture until the war was over.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/macarthur/sfeature/bataan.html   (528 words)

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