BATTLE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Deadly Pattern

On Corregidor and in the foxholes of Bataan the strict procession of days marched on with a deadly, thundering sameness. The Jap, scorned in his offer of "honorable surrender," was back at work again.

Apparently he no longer had the stomach for head-on smashes. Now he was out to pound the U.S. positions until they lay ready for the taking.

From dawn to dusk his bombers went over in flights of from three to 54. Mostly they left their cards at Corregidor, home address of Lieut. General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and keystone of the U.S. structure of resistance.

Without pursuit planes, there was...

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