Corregidor Island, Cavite Province, Philippines
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corregidor Island.
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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"
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