After the fall of Bataan, the Japanese turned the full weight of their artillery and air force onto the island fortress of Corregidor. For nearly a month, massive guns up to 14 inches in caliber salvoed back and forth across the North Channel of Manila Bay. Finally deciding that the defenses were soft enough for an amphibious landing, assault troops from the 4th Infantry Division secured a beachhead and pushed up the narrow “tail” of Corregidor. The 4/4th Marines – actually an ad hoc force of sailors, soldiers and marines -- armed with little more than small arms and grenades consolidated their positions and waited for the Japanese assault. . .
Attacker: Japanese (1st & 2nd Battalions, 61st Infantry Regiment / 7th Tank Regiment)