Are they okay for accuracy at Fort Mills? I understand that the rifling on some guns wears out with use - although I'm not anywhere near enough of an expert to know if that's a problem with guns like these at Fort Mills. (edit: I enquire partly since they've been under siege for a while and I don't know how easily they can get replacement barrels in?)Ternate, Luzon May 3, 1943
The guns of Fort Mills fired again. The heavy naval rifles were joined by the three remaining coastal defense mortars and a single battery of 155 millimeter guns that had been brought to the coastal defense fortress over the past several days. Now those shells were ripping open bunkers and scything men who were trying to become as small and hidden as possible.
The observation posts that the Japanese had maintained on the southern shore of Manila Bay had been well observed, plotted and targeted. Over the course of thirty minutes, every post had been targeted by a freight car load of shells. This was the heaviest bombardment the Americans had fired in almost a year. The tacit ceasefire of incapacity was ending.