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.
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)
Origin of corregidor
- Spanish, originally, a corrector.