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William Sharp was a major general in command of the Visayan-Mindanao Force at the time war broke out. However, by early March, Chynoweth had been given command of all forces in the Visayas while Sharp retained command only of the Mindanao forces, with both commanders reporting directly to MacArthur. With the loss of Cebu and retreat of Chynoweth into the northern mountains of that island, Sharp resumed command of the remaining Visayan forces. He surrendered his forces on 10 May 1942 in accordance with Wainright's pleas rather than risk the massacre of the Corregidor garrison.
He was not well thought of by his
principal subordinates. Chynoweth
said of him: "He was devoid of resilience and unfit
for the stress of war. In crisis, he panicked ..."
||Commander, 11 Field Artillery Regiment, France
||Commander, 78 Field Artillery
||Commander, Visayan-Mindanao Force|
||Prisoner of war
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