To those not in the US military, this used to be a US garrison back in WW2.
General Douglas MacArthur's last stand happened here before he retreated to Australia to regroup but not before uttering his famous words: "I shall return". And he did, liberating the Philippines 3 years later.
Battery Hearn. Range: 14-16 miles. These guns were built for repelling gigantic warships.
They were useless against airplanes which the Japanese used over and over again during the siege of the island.
Topside barracks built on the top of the hill of Corregidor Island. Built with steel and cement ironically imported from Japan completed around the 1920's.
Japanese war memorial. The only one outside of Japan. When the war ended, the dead Japanese soldiers were buried with honor and given grave crosses here. The Japanese government found out about it a couple decades ago and sent funds to build a permanent memorial. All the remains have since been cremated.
It was good to see the island again. The last time I was there, I was 11 years old.