GEN. JONATHAN M. WAINWRIGHT MEMORIAL
This memorial to Gen. Wainwright can be found in a small plaza near the South Dock. Gen. Wainwright steadfastly carried on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's orders not to surrender Corregidor, until the limits of human courage and endurance had been reached. He surrendered USAFFE forces to the Japanese on May 7, 1942. The inscription from U.S. President Harry S. Truman reads:
"General Jonathan M. Wainwright, 02131, commanding United States Army Forces in the Philippines from 12 March to 7 May 1942. He distinguished himself by intrepid and determined leadership against greatly superior enemy forces. At the repeated risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in his position, the frequented the firing line of his troops where his presence provided the example and incentive that helped make the gallant efforts of these men possible. The final stand on beleaguered Corregidor for which he was an important measure personally responsible commanded the admiration of the Nation's allies. It reflected the high morale of American arms in the face of overwhelming odds. General Wainwright's courage and resolution were a vitally needed inspiration in the then sorely pressed freedom-loving peoples of the world."
THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR MEMORIAL
Close to Wainwright's Memorial, is a marker dedicated to the many military nurses who gave medical attention to the defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.ISLAND MAP