Corregidor

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Synonyms for Corregidor

the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II

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For example, under 'shaped hills' there are summaries of the theatre of Epidaurus, Babeldaob on the island of Palau in Oceania, the Villa d'Este gardens in Tivoli, the 1928 Duke University stadium in North Carolina, an unrealised project for a World War II memorial on Corregidor island in Manila Bay, and the 1975 Concord Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry in California.
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.