Air raids resumed. From the battery we could see our barracks. Since we evacuated them, the Army engineers have stored five tons of TNT therein. On this day we had a normal raid with what sounded like a good hit topside. After the raid was over and we came out to look around, someone said, “Captain, they’ve blown up our barracks.” I got out a telescope and looked Topside. I saw what was obviously a kitchen and said, “Oh, they’ve just blown off the side of the barracks.” Then someone else said, “But Captain, that is not our kitchen!” The kitchen I saw was B Battery’s kitchen! Which meant that our entire barracks, quarters for 200 men, had been obliterated!
George E. Steiger
(1905 — 1960), Captain, U.S. Army, stationed in Corregidor with 59th Coast Artillery. P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.All Posts