Aaron A. Abston

Aaron A. Abston

(August 16, 1916 — June 5, 1992), Commanding Officer, Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti Aircraft), Corregidor.

June 1, 1941

Battery “G”, 60th CA (AA) was activated on June 1, 1941, in the general reorganization of the 60th CA. Personnel came from Battery “C”, 60th

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August 1-31, 1941

During August the guns and range equipment arrived and intensive artillery drill became the order of the day. When the sections had become proficient in

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November 28-29, 1941

On the night of November 28, 1941, the Harbor Defenses were placed on an alert status due to the international situation. This facilitated plans for

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December 2, 1941

It was decided to move the Bn en-masse. On the morning of December 2, 1941, about 7:00 AM, the first barges left Corregidor for Cabcaben

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December 3, 1941

Next day the unloading and movement of supplies and equipment was completed, and a tent camp pitched. The guns and range equipment were emplaced and

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December 5, 1941

Early the following morning, about 4:l5 AM, the B.C. was called by the air guard and informed that, shortly before, warnings of aerial activity over

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May 5, 1942

The entense enemy activity of the week preceding the fateful night of May 5, 1942, presaged a “Big push” at an early date, and the

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May 6, 1942

As the night wore on the machine gun fire slacked off, and after 1:50 pm only an occassional bursts was heard. The battery turned in

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