CORREGIDOR'S OTHER
CASUALTIES
(UNITS OTHER THAN 503d PRCT)

 

A definitive list of men who lost their lives during the Corregidor operation is a work in progress, and cannot ever be considered final or exhaustive.  The 503d PRCT list is available but the  KIA's from all the other Rock Force units have never been listed or linked to their involvement in the fighting there.  Sometimes, a connection to the Corregidor Operation can only be provisionally established by cross-reference to a date of death.   Hence, the collection of comments which can identify individual names from published accounts, or anecdotal evidence from participants are critical to accomplishing the purpose.  

The 3d Battalion of the 34th Infantry alone suffered - one authority has it - 38 killed in action and 153 combat related WIA's during the Corregidor mission. 

The 592nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment suffered one man killed on the first day, and 8 wounded, of which one died the following day. Another man was wounded during the landings on D+1, and two on D+3.

We have no definitive list from the 603d Tank Co.,  save for the knowledge that all but one of a tank crew were killed at Monkey Point.

 Nor do we have a listing for the 592d Joint Assault Signal Co., save for the ABMC Database.

Although the U.S. Navy was not  a part of the ROCK FORCE, we desire to list their casualties too, so that ultimately we can establish, in human terms, the cost of retaking Corregidor in 1945.

"UNIDENTIFIED" indicates that there is a circumstance reported of a fatal casualty which has not been linked to an individual, whether that individual is listed or not listed here. 

"UNKNOWN" in these lists is used as a placeholder,  and does not indicate that the casualty is unknown to the proper authorities. It signifies only that the casualty's identity is not yet discovered by me.

This list is far from final, and the quest for names and evidence must continue.  If you wish to assist us by contribute a piece of knowledge or information to this jigsaw, you may write to

 

 ExO at rockforce.org

 

 

LAST NAME

Name

Date of Death

Rank

 

 Serial No.

Details Origin

Notes

                   
  34TH INF                
  Allen Roger H. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: US 31428303   DoW, PH
  Anderson Harold E. 17.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 39210287   PH, RoK
  Baker Milfred W. 16.02.45 SSgt 34 Inf 24 Div: US 36069363   DoW
  Bennett Stanley W. 17.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 35780648   PH
  Bishop Morris R. 22.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: US 39932564   PH, RoK
  Booher Lester C. 17.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 34924563 Tennessee PH, RoK
  Boyer Archie L. 21.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 37734125 Missouri MIA,  BSM, PH, RoK
  Bratcher James E. 21.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 38631243 Texas MIA , PH, RoK
  Broadfield Elden L. 21.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 36949682   PH
  Brumfield Vernon 21.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 38617083   PH, RoK
  Carr John H. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co., US 38346970 Oklahoma  PH
  Centanni Frank D. 17.02.45 Cpt 34 Inf 24 Div: 3rd Bn O - 01286439 Cleveland, OH  DoW, SSM, PH, MNL
  Cofer Charlie W. 17.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: US 35107860 Kentucky  PH, MNL, RoK
  Conard Silas F. Jr. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: Anti-tank US 37230510   PH, RoK
  Connell Edward J. 21.02.45 Tech5 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 32100370   PH, RoK
  Cook Fred D. 18.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "F" Co US 38582145   PH, RoK
  Cresenzo     Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co.       PH
  Cybulski Charles J. 17.02.45 Tech4 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 33608752   PH, RoK
  Di Muro Salvatore J. 17.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 32010810   PH RoK
  Duncan Harold J. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: HQ Co, 3d Bn US 32762943 New Jersey  SS, PH, MNL, RoK
  Ernst George H. 26.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: US 33939334   Pennsylvania  PH, MNL
  Floyd Robert L. Jr. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: Anti-Tank US 38319983   PH, RoK
  Gregory Amos 18.02.45 SSgt 34 Inf 24 Div:"K" Co. RA 06927957   DoW, PH, RoK
  Gulya Albert C. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 35919589   PH, RoK
  Hamilton William L. 17.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 39399233   RoK
  Hart Amos 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co. US 34684637   RoK
  Hunt Addison S. 18.02.45 S/Sgt 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 36126846   PH, RoK
  Kvist Alfred J. 12.03.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: US 36265182 Wisconsin MIA BSM, PH, MNL
  Marler Raymond J. 16.02.45 SSgt 34 Inf 24 Div: "M" Co. US 37384137 Missouri PH, MNL, RoK
  Michael Clarence R. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: Anti-Tank US 34576194   RoK
  Moyer Harold E 21.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: "A" Co. US 37746203 Missouri MIA, BSM, MNL, RoK
  Orona Alvino S. 16.02.45 Cpl 3d Eng 24 Div: "C" Co. US 39684363 California  PH, RoK
  Renfrow Clinton C. 20.02.45 Sgt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co US 39399493 California  PH, MNL, RoK
  Rice Thurlow M. 25.02.45 Tech5 34 Inf 24 Div: US 31218670 Maine SS, BSM, PH, MNL
  Romitti Kenneth L. 18.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: US 39148932 California PH 
  Sanders Kenneth L. 17.02.45 Cpl 34 Inf 24 Div: "K" Co. US 39566510 California  PH, MNL, MNL,RoK
  Schmidt Cecil H. 17.02.45 Pvt. 34 Inf 24 Div US 38657703   "A" Co. RoK, PH
  Stiles Wayne A. 17.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co. US 36100167   RoK
  Teisberg Morten F. 17.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co US 37596332 Minnesota  PH, MNL, RoK
  Turner Donald D. 20.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co. US 39593236   RoK
  Warren William T. 16.02.45 Pfc 34 Inf 24 Div: Medical Det. US 32524172   PH, RoK
  Villa Thomas R. 20.02.45 Pvt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co. US 39593269 California  PH, MNL, RoK
  Williams Owen E. 20.02.45 SSgt 34 Inf 24 Div: "I" Co. US 36607616 Illinois SSM, PH, MNL, RoK
                   
  Unidentified - 01   18.02.25          
  Unidentified - 02   16.02.45   34 Inf 24 Div:      
                   
  603 TANK CO                
  Farris   26.02.45   603 Tank Co     PH
  Jenkins Delbert R 26.02.45 PFC 603 Tank Co 38019986 Oklahoma PH, MNL
  LaGrange   26.02.45   603 Tank Co     PH
  Wadley Cecil A 26.02.45 Sgt 603 Tank Co 38020357 Oklahoma PH
                   
  Unidentified   16.02.45   603 Tank Co      
  Unidentified   16.02.45   603 Tank Co      
                   
  2 ESB                
  Kaplan Joseph 17.02.45 TECH4 592 EB&S RGT   NY DOW, PH
  O'Neil Frederick H 17.02.45 TEC5 592 EB&S RGT, HQ Co 12168466 NY PH, MNL
                   
  592 JASCO                
  Sivigny Joseph W R 16.02.45 SGT 592 JASCO 6137273   MA DOW, PH, MNL
                 
    USS FLETCHER                 
  Bigelow Elmer Charles 15.02.45 WT2c USS Fletcher, USN 725 02 27 Chicago, Il DOW - MOH, PH
  Cooper Homer Lutral 22.02.45 S1c USS Fletcher, USN-M 864 35 25   DOW,  PH
  Grafton Robert Jay, 14.02.45  S2c USS Fletcher, USNR-SV 858 36 47   PH
  Roach Clarence Earl 14.02.45 S2c USS Fletcher, USNR-SV 947 04 71   PH, MNL
  Smith Johnny Givis 14.02.45 S2c USS Fletcher, USNR 605 98 44   PH
  Wilhelm Frank Steven 14.02.45 GM1c USS Fletcher, USN 337 30 01   PH
  Winnie George Harold 14.02.45 MM2c USS Fletcher, USN 386 06 93   PH, MNL
                   
    USS LA VALETTE                
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN        
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN        
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN        
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN        
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN        
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN       DOW incurred 14.02
  Unknown   15.02.45   USS La Vallette, USN       DOW incurred 14.02
    USS RADFORD                
  Goniwicha Clarence Henry 14.02.45 F1c USS Radford, USN 9155892 USNR   MNL, N, 13,79
  Mills Charles Robert 14.02.45 WT2c USS Radford, USN 6647130 USNR   MNL N, 6, 143
  Baker George Reynolds 14.02.45 WT3c USS Radford, USN 8871590 USNR   MIA
                   
   USS HOPEWELL                
  Parrish William Earl 14.02.45 EM3c USS Hopewell, USN     PH, MNL
                 
     YMS-46                   
  Unknown   16.02.45   YMS-46, USN      
on Unknown   16.02.45   YMS-46, USN        
  Unknown   16.02.45   YMS-46, USN        
                 
    LCI (R) ***                 
  Unknown   16.02.45   LCI (R), USN      
  Unknown   16.02.45   LCI (R), USN        
Unknown 16.02.45 LCI (R), USN
                   
   USS HIDATSA                
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
  Unknown   17.02.45   USS Hidatsa (ATF-102)        
                   
    LCT 729                 
  Kennedy Harry Elmo 16.02.45 Ens. LCT 729, Task Force 78 335022 USNR   D.O.W.
  Middleton Benjamin Howard 16.02.45 Sfc. LCT 729, Task Force 78 9361575    K.I.A.
                   
                   
                   

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NOTES ON SOURCES,
INDORSEMENTS, ETC

 

 

MR Morning Reports
ABMC American Battle Monuments Commission
RoK Roster of Killed
BSM Bronze Star Medal
T Return to Corregidor - Templeman
D Back to Corregidor - Gerard Devlin
SSM Silver Star Medal
  F Corregidor - The Rock Force Assault - E. M. Flanagan
L History of 2d ESB - R. B. Lewis
PH Purple Heart
J Various Sources
  X Body Not Recovered, Name on Wall of the Missing, Manila
DNB Died, Non-Battle
DOI Date of Interment
  DOW Died of Wounds
  MNL Buried at Manila American Cemetery
  V Photograph of this Trooper's grave, or Wall
  Article concerning this Trooper
 
 
THIS COMPILATION LIST IS 2011 BY PAUL F. WHITMAN
* with thanks to Dan MacRiald

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF
     
     
     

MEMBERS OF THE 592 EB&S RGT
WIA DURING THE CORREGIDOR ACTION

         
  COHEN STEPHEN PFC 16.02.45
  GERETINE OSSIE J. T5 16.02.45
  KINNETT ORVAL R. T5 16.02.45
  MEHERAN ROBERT J. PVT 16.02.45
  MOYER WILLIAM J T5 16.02.45
  SHEARER EARL D. T4 16.02.45
  ALLISON CLARENCE T5 16.02.45
  O'NEILL FREDERICK H. T5 17.02.45
  COHEN STEPHEN  PFC 19.02.45
  McKEOGH PHILIP M Pfc 19.02.45