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Corregidor Island, Cavite Province, Philippines
 

Malinta Tunnel

 
 
Malinta Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
1. Malinta Tunnel Marker
Inscription.
Begun in 1922 and substantially completed in 1932, the tunnel complex consisted of east-west passage measuring 836 ft. long by 24 ft. wide 13 laterals on its north side and 11 laterals on the south side. Reinforced with concrete walls. Floor and overhead arches with blowers to furnish fresh air and a double-track electric car line along the main tunnel, Malinta provided bombproof shelter for the 1000 bed hospital, MacArthur’s USAFFE headquarters, shops and vast labyrinth storehouse during the siege of Corregidor.

Before this west entrance of Malinta Tunnel on the afternoon of 30 December 1941, Manuel L. Quezón and Sergio Osmeña were inaugurated into their second term as President and Vice-president of the Philippine Commonwealth in simple ceremonies attended by members of the Corregidor garrison
 
Erected by Corregidor Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 14° 23.253′ N, 120° 35.349′ E. Marker is in Corregidor Island, Cavite Province. Marker is on Bottomside Tour Route just west of Malinta Tunnel. Click for map. Marker is outside the west end exit of the Malinta Tunnel. Marker is in this post office area: Corregidor Island, Cavite Province 4125, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured
Malinta Tunnel: lay-out diagram image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
2. Malinta Tunnel: lay-out diagram
as the crow flies. Corregidor (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); To the Angels (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); "For the Repose of Souls" (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Corregidor Lighthouse (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Spanish Historical Marker (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); 503rd Airborne- "The Rock Force" -Memorial (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Corregidor Island.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S.Army Forces in the Far East [USAFFE]. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Malinta Tunnel. (Submitted on March 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Corregidor Electric Trolley Line. (Submitted on March 8, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "The Rock"; Fort Mills; "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor"
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesPoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World II
 
Malinta Tunnel, west end under the mountain - markers visible at lower left image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
3. Malinta Tunnel, west end under the mountain - markers visible at lower left
Malinta Tunnel "1932" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
4. Malinta Tunnel "1932"
Visitors awaiting start of the next tour at the main (east end) entrance.
Malinta Tunnel: vistors inspecting one of the "laterals" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
5. Malinta Tunnel: vistors inspecting one of the "laterals"
- note the last of the original tracks from Corregidor's pre-WWII, island-wide, electric trolley [light rail] system - on the tunnel floor.
Statues of President Quezón and his son at the family's quarters in Malinta Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
6. Statues of President Quezón and his son at the family's quarters in Malinta Tunnel
The "Fort Mills Hospital Lateral" with statues {male and female) representing image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
7. The "Fort Mills Hospital Lateral" with statues {male and female) representing
military medics and nurses (the renowned "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor") at work in the Malinta Tunnel.
Remains of "Lateral Tunnel 15" - demolished by the Japanese image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
8. Remains of "Lateral Tunnel 15" - demolished by the Japanese
- demolished by the Japanese occupants during the re-capture of Corregidor in 1945.
USAFFE Headquarters, Corregidor, March 1942 image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army Signal Corps, March 1942
9. USAFFE Headquarters, Corregidor, March 1942
- General MacArthur and his Chief of Staff, BGen. Robt. Sutherland at work in the Malinta Tunnel.
Malinta Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
10. Malinta Tunnel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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