USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association


Corregidor, Manila Bay, Philippines
February, 1945

" I flew those days spotting gunfire and taking photographs. I believe it was Sims in the rear cockpit that took the photos. After each bombardment, we moseyed on back to the complete safety of Subic Bay."

"The paratroopers dropping on Corregidor was quite dramatic. There was heavy loss of life as they were sitting ducks as they floated down. Many Japs were holed up in caves or tunnels and managed to survive the terrific bombardment from aircraft and our ship."

--- Lt. Charles Stewart

Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Mines exploding near beach as U.S. landing craft approach



Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart



Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Another view of invasion beach with various ships offshore



Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Paratroopers landing on Corregidor after jumping from C-47s



Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart



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