The All-American Team Retakes Corregidor
by Paul F. Whitman & David Metherell
About the Book
History has a way of reviving events in a wholly different mood from that in which they took place.
In 1945, when America returned to Corregidor as the attacking force, the positions which existed in 1942 were reversed. The island was taken in less than two weeks. The depths of defeat were vindicated, at last, by an equally spectacular victory. In both extremes, citizens in uniform demonstrated their capacity to meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters both the same.
This publication gathers together over 150 photographs obtained from the U.S. National Archives which record the retaking of Corregidor. Also included are rare color images taken as the operation progressed. While buffs may recognize many photos, the value of this pubication is in having this comprehensive collection of images in a single reference publication - reproduced from high resolution digital scans. The clarity of the images is spectacular.
Through the Corregidor Historic Society and, more recently the 503d PRCT Heritage Regiment., Paul presents thirteen publications, all connected in some way with Corregidor and the US Armed Forces in the SWPA during WWII. He started developing the Corregidor.Org website about the 1941-42 siege and the 1945 retaking of Corregidor as a penance for being an insolvency lawyer. Now retired, he has produced ten websites, more than a dozen Military History books, and has co-produced, with Peter Parsons, the documentary of the 1945 retaking of Corregidor - "CORREGIDOR - THE ROAD BACK. He married Rosie in 1980, has three adult children, and hates cats. He lives between two shores, Corregidor and Brisbane, Australia.