Fighting on The Rock

Now the Jap had Corregidor and its three satellite forts between the jaws of his artillery. He bit down hardest on Corregidor, hurling shells from the heights of Bataan on the north and from the flats of Cavite on the east. He knew that The Rock was going to need a lot of pounding.

From his shore positions he opened up with 240-mm. (about 9½ in.) guns. The big projectiles hit Corregidor with the clatter of runaway freights, shot up great geysers of dirt and stone. Corregidor pounded back, between times manned its AA, guns against almost constant attack by flat...

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