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Defeated Defend ers Make Way To (lorreiridor Is. The f-'I! .ving message, after being delayed for several days, arrived at The Associated Press New York office: CORREGIDOR (D. lay d) AH night long last night, nurses, dazed with fatigue. and wn weary fighters braved Japanese bombers and the shark-infested waters to escape from stricken Bataan for comparative safety on Corregidor Island, Manila Bay fortress, still in the hands of Unit ed States forces. (This is the first cabled news: dispatch to reach The Associat- j ed Press directly from Corregi-1 dor since the fall of Bataan). The Associated Press dispatch ! was sent by Dean Sohedler. who said some swam and others row-, ed pitifully small boats through . the bombs and vicious machine I gun blasts of enemy planes. Those who swam were picked ; up in mid-channel by other small craft. Nurses, fatigued by days and nights of service in Bataan's hospitals under constant fire, stumbled ashore so weary they could scarcely walk. “I questioned soldiers who had ■gone night after night without sleep, who had eaten but little during those final days when they were faced with overwhelm j ing odds. They had stood and fought and then retreated to stand and fight again. But while! they tried to be obliging and tell about Bataan’s last hours, they wanted only one thing now —• sleep. “They were gripped by the de sire to sleep. Their memory of experiences is not clear to them. “During the night, we looked across the channel toward Bataan and heard the bombing explo sions, saw many colored by fires as the defenders’ last defiant ac tion destroyed the munitions dumps, fuel and anything which might be valuable to the ever pressing enemy. “We heard over the short wave radio secret station in the hills of the fall of Bataan. The sol diers here, veterans of scores of pounding bombing raids, wept un ashamed at the announcer's words, 'Bataan has fallen ’ ” riave $2.00 by paying in ad vance for your subscription. first Pictures cf Bata an Released Alter Its Fall BATAAN’S “ONE-MAN ARMY 1 h . ## - ■;.» #4 :,. J& f ' •’» *-hc> Vfc . fcAWSSr.^*.'. ... -ftfc. .. „ Capt. Art Wermillh (left), “one-man army” credited with destroy ing more than 100 Japs du«> fi:Jion> filling *>n r.iia;u?i. if shown with his aide somewhere along the heseiged line. . — ^ ““ " i Although their own rations were short, American and Philippine defenders of Hataan shared bread with captured Jap soldiers (fore groifnd> dtj p in the .jungle behind the defense line. I I An American soldier gives water to a dying Jap soldier on Bataan during the fighting there. The War Dept, indicated 36.853 gallant American-Filipino soldiers faced death or capture in collapse of their stubborn defense ines. ■ ' J DEFENSE CRUMBLES O ; BATTERED BATAAN W th its announcement that the heroic do cnders ol Bataan had collapsed in face o' n erwhelm ng Jap onslaughts, the War Oept. in V. a>h:ngton released this as on* if the latest pictures to arrive from the >e!eagui .ed peninsula showing how it had be* n battered by Jap air raids. A YANK NAPS BN DUS IDS GUNS Physical exhaustion caused the failure rh ‘ mete 1 counter- ' ’• on t’ > Bataan peninsula Lieut. Gen. Wainwrigh ; <' <• : P c \Var Dent. t< n " tV defense had been overcome. Here Corp. > 1 Snenc- r ?isp. ’ Peninsula, cat naps by his “tins. (lT. S S'_ _ _ _ Japanese prisoners are led blindfolded to headquarters of Brig. Gen. Clinton A. Pierce for questioning during days when American and Filipinos were taking pri soners on Bataan. Today many American s were presumed to be dead or captured in the drive that cracked their defense. This picture was made by Cl irk Lee, Asso ciated Press reporter and released by the Vvsr Department.