Their training in Australia couldn't pass fast enough for them. You could see it in their boyish faces. They wanted to get on with the job. These are their moments in passing - the glimpses of the faces of the 503d PIR in Australia and New Guinea. Their brief, sudden shining lay ahead. On their return, you could see the faces of men.
Selections from Chet Nycum's Collection - images of the 503d PIR in Australia and New Guinea.
Through the Corregidor Historic Society and, more recently the 503d PRCT Heritage Regiment., Paul presents seven publications, all connected in some way with Corregidor and the US Armed Forces in the SWPA during WWII.
He started developing the Corregidor.Org website about the 1941-42 siege and the 1945 retaking of Corregidor as a penance for being an insolvency lawyer. Now retired, he has produced ten websites and has published several books. He married Rosie in 1980, has three adult children, and no cats. He resides somewhere between Corregidor and Brisbane, Australia, depending upon how many SMB's he's had.
The latter publications deal with the history and personnel of the 503d Parachute Regimental Combat Team as they fought across new Guinea, Noemfoor, Mindoro, Corregidor and Negros.