Army & Navy - COMMAND: 15467

(See Cover) About 2 a.m. a signal rocket burst palely over the fortress island of Corregidor, Japanese batteries which had been shelling the island constantly for seven days opened up with a new and concentrated frenzy from their positions on the heights of Mariveles. Japanese infantrymen, ferried across the channel by small boats and bamboo rafts, swarmed onto the island's low-lying eastern shore.

From a radio dugout deep in Corregidor 's rock heart a boy from Brooklyn tapped out: "Too much for guys to take. . . . They have got us all...

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