The U.S.M.C. Patrolling Subic Bay 1907 to 1911

Ze810. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. On this event wet boots are called for. 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.

To secure the Naval Station Olongapo and to stay fit and combat ready the Marines patrolled often in the Subic Area and Rain Forest.

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

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Ze811. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This hike went up and down, straight thru the Subic Bay Rain Forest. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze812. This picture is a cropped, zoomed copy of the last picture Ze211. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This hike went up and down, straight thru the Subic Bay Rain Forest. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze813. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This time they did not have to get their boots wet. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze814. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This hike is a day or more, a camp is called for. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze815. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This hike is a day or more, a camp is called for and chow is being prepared. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze816. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. Chow is prepared on patrol, no wonder they all look lean and strong. Another thing I noticed the Marines are all older than teenagers in those days. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze817. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. By the description we can identify this location; the patrol is crossing the mouth of the Matain River. That is the end of the present Baloy Long Beach. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze818. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. By the description we can identify this location; this swimming event is at the mouth of the Kalaklan River. We have established that the Star Point, then is now the Kalaklan Point. If you zoom this picture you can see the bridge over the river. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze818a. This is a zoomed -in copy of the last image Ze818. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. By the description we can identify this location; this swimming event is at the mouth of the Kalaklan River. We have established that the Star Point, then is now the Kalaklan Point. If you zoom this picture you can see the bridge over the river. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze819. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. This could be water coming from the Binictican River or the present Gorgon Heights Valley. We know that Olongapo and the Olongapo Naval Station got water from those two places. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze820. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. The ups and downs of a Marine patrol, hike, in the Rain Forests of Subic Bay. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze821. This is a copy of the image Ze820, cropped and zoomed in. U.S. Marines patrolling, hiking in the Naval Reservation around the Olongapo Naval Station circa 1909. The ups and downs of a Marine patrol, hike in the Rain Forests of Subic Bay. It seems the patrol is walking past a fortification of some kind, or maybe I’m seeing things. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives.

Ze822. U.S. Marines getting ready to patrol, hike, at an unknown location and time. But we can assume it is in the Philippines and the early 20th Century. 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:

www.subicbaypi.com/subic_history_marine.htm

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