May 6, 1942

Americans Hold Out in Philippines
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Army announced last night that Japanese forces have begun landing on the fortress island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. American forces are holding out on the island, but it is feared a lack of food and ammunition means resistance is drawing to a close. The statement issued by the Army indicated the attack was in progress at midnight Tuesday, Manila time, which was 10 a.m. Eastern War Time (EWT) yesterday. The fortress was bombed by air thirteen times prior along with continuously shelled prior to the landings. Fall of Corregidor would mark the end of organized resistance in the Philippines. Individual bands of fighters would be all that is left to take the fight to the invaders.

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