About the Author

Paul F. Whitman
Blurbarian Since September 2007
Name Paul F. Whitman
My Web Site http://corregidor.org
Location Australia Philippines
Gender Male
My Occupation Retired Corporate Lawyer, Insolvency Specialist Consultant, Web Author, Publisher.
My Bio 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.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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Yes folks, it wasn't all ETO and Saving Private Ryan!
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My favourite author is Charlie Bradford, the orthopedic surgeon of the 2d Bn, 503rd PRCT when it retook Corregidor in one of the most dangerous airborne envelopments of World War II. "Wherever you were, you could turn around and Charlie would be there," one veteran later commented. It was a life defining moment for all of them. Throughout his life, though, Charlie would talk little of it, and never with strangers.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
COMBAT OVER CORREGIDOR is a tribute to the humanity, camaraderie, teamwork and strength of purpose of the ordinary American citizen soldier in the 1940's rather than a sequential retelling of individual battles on a distantly relevant Philippine battlefield. During Charlie Bradford's lifetime, he refused to allow publication of his manuscript, which remained an insider's secret for over fifty years. By special arrangement it now takes its crucial place in the 503d PRCT's History and Heritage.