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 (kə-rĕg′ĭ-dôr′, kôr-rĕ′hē-dôr′)
A island of the northern Philippines at the entrance to Manila Bay. After a prolonged siege and bombardment, Filipino and US troops surrendered the fortified island to Japan in May 1942. US paratroopers recaptured it in March 1945.


(Placename) an island at the entrance to Manila Bay, in the Philippines: site of the defeat of American forces by the Japanese (1942) in World War II


(kəˈrɛg ɪˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr)

an island in Manila Bay, in the Philippines: U.S. forces defeated by the Japanese in May, 1942. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
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Noun1.Corregidor - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War IICorregidor - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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He said the customary practice that the Philippine Navy (PN) renders to all visiting navies began with a designated PN vessel meeting FNS Vendemiaire at in the vicinity of Corregidor Island and subsequently escorted it to the berthing area.
Philippine Navy vessel Rajah Humabon rendered customary meeting procedures on the Saif off Corregidor Island.
The ship will be welcomed by BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11) at the vicinity of Corregidor Island.
The plan was to transform the site of the massacre, an otherwise abandoned grassy and bushy piece of land on the eastern tail end of Corregidor Island into a beautifully designed memorial to the victims of this tragic event.
forces surrendered in the province of Bataan and Corregidor Island in April 1942.
stronghold on Corregidor Island at the entrance to Manila Bay.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he was captured on Corregidor Island and was held captive at Bilibid Prison for 33 months.
2003: the wooden-hulled merchant launch San Nicolas, that was carrying 203 passengers, collided with a ferry off the coast of Corregidor Island during torrential rain and near zero visibility.
Forces in 1942, but there is no evidence that these more advanced flame tanks were used in the fall of Corregidor Island in Manila Bay in 1942.
He was scheduled to visit the Pacific War Memorial on Corregidor Island before leaving for Vietnam.
WG&A said the fire broke out near Corregidor Island, about 45 miles southwest of Manila, two hours after the ferry left port with 702 paying passengers and a crew of 155.