Re: Antiaircraft Defense of CorregidorNovember 23 2011 at 8:18 AM
|Nelson Lawry (no login)|
Response to Antiaircraft Defense of Corregidor
See James H. & William M. Belote's 1967 Corregidor: Saga of a Fortress for most of the story, including the inspired use of a Crosley automobile engine to run the watercooling system. The army concern was the extensive width of the window between the fire of the M3 mobile and M1917 fixed 3-inch AA guns, and that of the .50-cal AAMGs, so my assumption is the soldiers manned the 1.1-inch pompom atop the hill. I suppose it could have been the marines who provided the gun crews, but the 4th Marines from Shanghai would have not been any more familiar with shipboard AA guns than the doggies. Also assume a navy chief or two provided sound advice on the matter.