small fortified island in the Philippines, at the entrance to Manila Bay: in WWII, American-Filipino troops fought on for a month after the fall of Bataan; finally invaded & its garrison forced to surrender (May, 1942); recaptured (Feb., 1945)
A island of the northern Philippines at the entrance to Manila Bay. After a prolonged siege and bombardment, Filipino and US troops surrendered the fortified island to Japan in May 1942. US paratroopers recaptured it in March 1945.
Spanish, originally, a corrector.