The U.S.M.C. Maquinaya Firing Range 1902 to 1910. Bo. Barretto now!

Ze788. The USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya in 1908. The river in this valley still has that Maquinaya name today but the area is now Barrio Barretto. My house, today, is near were the targets were. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

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Early last century, during the Spanish-American War which extended into the Philippine-American War the U.S.M.C had 2 regiments in the Philippines. At one time it was even a Brigade Command. They were spread out to Cavite, Olongapo and fought in Samar, China etc. At that time the Philippine -American War was called The Philippine Insurrection. The area that has become Barrio (Barangay) Barretto, now a popular international vacation spot, was used as a firing range by the Marine Corps and the Navy.

At the liberation of the Philippines 1945, at Gen. MacArthur’s return, it became the Naval Supply Depot for a few years and then it was returned to the Philippine authorities.

These pictures came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives, they are almost all from the 1908 to 1910 period; this is the URL, click here or copy and paste it:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/usmcarchives/albums/72157710446176952/page3

I established already another album about this area from other sources and from different times; it is called: Barretto, Maquinaya, WWII and this is the URL, click here or copy and paste it:

Barretto, Maquinaya, WWII

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Ze789. The targets of the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya in 1908. Today, this area has become Barrio (Barangay) Barretto, now a popular international vacation spot. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze790. USMC Pistol firing at the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya in 1908. I recognize Cinco Picos Mountain in back. At this target area, approximately, the popular Marmont Hotel rose in Barrio Barretto. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze791. A temporary USMC Camp has been established at the USMC Maquinaya Firing Range with flagpole, flag and all at about 1908. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze792. A Company is leaving the USMC Maquinaya Firing Range by boat in 1909. I recognize Grande Island in the back. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze793. Wow, a Radio in 1909? This picture is from the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze794. At the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City. Guny Sergt. Clark is showing them how to shoot straight. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze794a. At the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City. Marines firing long range. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze795. The pier and beach at the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya after a storm. It looks pretty bad except today we have plastic in addition. The pier is damaged and some Marines are in the water mucking around it. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze796. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, was even used for 3 Inch Field Guns in about 1908. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

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This is a short history of the Marines in Subic Bay, click here or copy and paste the URL:

http://www.subicbaypi.com/subic_history_marine.htm

Ze800. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, was even used for 3 Inch Field Guns in about 1908. In this picture I recognize Mount Redondo which is on the Redondo Peninsular, forming the west boundary of Subic Bay. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze801. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, testing old 3 Inch Field Guns in about 1910. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze802. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, the old Field Guns roar in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze803. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, a 3 Inch Field Gun with crew in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze804. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, firing the 3 Inch Field Guns in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze805. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, firing the 3 Inch Field Guns in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze806. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, the 3 Inch Field Gun is barking in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze807. And now the big guns; the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, the 3 Inch Field Gun at the instant of firing in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze808. Three (3) inch Field Piece firing practice at the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, examining the target for effects of hits in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze809. Three (3) inch Field Piece firing practice at the USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya, which is now Barrio Barretto in Olongapo City, examining the target for effects of hits in about 1908-10. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

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