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    El Fraile Island (Fort Drum) Cavite Province | Luzon Philippines

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April 12, 1945

Location
El Fraile Island is located in the south channel of Manila Bay, nearest to Cavite. Named "El Fraile" (The Friar) by the Spanish. To the north are Caballo Island and Corregidor Island.

Japanese and American missions against Fort Drum (El Fraile)
January 2, 1942 - March 6, 1945

Fort Drum
The island was developed into an island fortress by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dubbed "the concrete battleship" to defend the south channel and southern entrance to Manila Harbor.

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May 22, 2017

 

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