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Sujet: Mindoro, 16 février 1945 Mar 13 Nov - 20:22
gennaker a écrit:
Voici 67 ans, le 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team sautait sur Mindoro à Corregidor ;
L'île de Corregidor aux Philippines était une forteresse japonnaise, défendue par 6 550 soldats. Le 503rd reprit l'île au prix de terribles combats et se vit décerné la Presidential Unit Citation.
The Combat Team jumped on Fortress Corregidor on 16 February 1945 to liberate that Island from occupying Japanese forces. This was the most vicious combat action in which the Combat Team engaged during its existence. Corregidor was the bastion which withstood a fierce Japanese siege for nearly five months in 1941 and 1942, thereby interrupting the Japanese advance toward Australia. The 503rd was proud to have been allowed to have the honor of recapturing the Island. Japanese sources, within recent years have estimated there were 6550 Japanese on the Island when the 503rd landed. Of those, only 50 survived. The 503rd, however, lost 169 men killed and many wounded or injured. The 503rd was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its actions. Private Lloyd G. McCarter reçut la Congressional Medal of Honor.
Ici video de troopers prêts à embarquer... Notez le BAR strappé sur la poitrine...