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Navy Tidbits #1

Zf495. USS NORTH CAROLINA BB-55 was launched June 13, 1941      She was the first major combatant ship without portholes in the hull.    CURRENT LOCATION:  west bank of Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina.  Here is an interesting link from the National Park Service, click here: —————————————————– This page was started to offer Navy tidbits, general […]

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Subic Bay Area Random Shots Oct.-Dec. 2021

Zf481. 004 This is one random shot of the Subic Bay area in the Oct.-Dec. 2021 time frame. This is an important item; the Sit n Bull Restaurant in Barangay Barretto moved, it is now along the National Highway, next to the entrance of Dell Pilar Street and in the same complex where the Dryden […]

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Subic Bay Area News as of 2022-01-01

—————————————————– Zf470. 211230 up Mt. PLDT, down to Sta. Rita Rv., Old Cabalan 06. This is a panorama view of Subic Bay from the PLDT Mountain. We see New Cabalan that is where the 12 days infamous (hard fighting and many casualties) Zig-Zag Pass Battle was carried out in 1945. ——————————————————– PLDT Mt. to Sta. […]

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Corregidor News as of 2021-12-15 until 2022-12-31

Zf455. This is the location of the Corregidor Foundation INC office at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Manila. Corregidor News from, for this time period. ——————————————— A visit to the Corregidor Foundation Inc. visit on the 15th Dec. 2021. I wanted to try out my new car and the Skyway and […]

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First day on Corregidor 2021, Feb. 15th pg. 1 of 2.

Zf225; that is where I make my left turn coming from the right on from the Roman Bataan Express way and enter the old National Road. Villa Carmen is to the right, about 1 km from here, just before Death March Marker Km Stone 15. It seems to be threatened by road construction/widening. —————————————————- When […]

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Willibald Bill C Bianchi, a Casualty of WWII, Hell Ship Enoura Maru

Zf402. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Willibald Charles Bianchi[1] (March 12, 1915 – January 9, 1945) was an officer in the Philippine Scouts who received the Medal of Honor for actions in Bataan, Philippines during that country’s capitulation to Japanese forces during World War II. After the action near Bagac in the Bataan Province, Bianchi […]

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Willibald Bill C Bianchi, a Casualty of WWII, Hell Ship Enoura Maru

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A new Bridge over the Baquilan River 30. Oct. 2021

Zf383.  One of 7 images of the Bucao River, where the Bucao River Dike hits the Bucao River reinforced embankment under the Baquilan Resettlement Village. We have views of the Bucao River, the Balin-Buguero River, Mt. Pinatubo and the unique irrigation intake, buried by the Mt. Pinatubo Lahars, but it still works great. We also […]

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Corregidor Miscellaneous Album #1

Zf348. This picture must be a Corregidor defense position, a concrete trench. The picture description says it is a Marine Shore Defense Position on Bataan. But the description says that Corregidor surrendered today with the date 5-6-42. See the next images with more details. The photo is credited as an official U.S. Marine Corps Photo […]

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Bataan Surrender Pictures

Zf333. This is the Bataan Battle Surrender Memorial in Lamao Bataan, shot on the 15th of Jan. 2021. It was built by the Battlin Bastards of Bataan with the proud consent of the people of Bataan. I believe one local resident, Mrs Edna Binkowski helped turning all the wheels. ============================================= Recently in our forum email […]

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