USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association
Bombardment of Caballo Island, Manila Bay
"This is a small island in Manila Bay. It had been thoroughly bombed by B-25s, but while flying near it I noticed smoke coming from a cave at the right end of the island. I knew it was canon fire and I could see that it was directed at the landing beach."
"Via the Cleveland I requested a destroyer to come to the end of the island and put some air bursts at the cave entrance.
The destroyer, which does not appear in the photographs, not only put up air bursts but blasted the hell out of the end of the island.
I am sure it destroyed the cave and all in it."
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