Category: Subic Bay

This category will include images and stories from SBFZ, the former Naval Base, Olongapo City, Barrio Barretto and everything else related to Subic Bay.

Zc232. Aerial shot of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), the ex Subic Bay Naval Base. Photo credit- SBFZ. This photo is related to this web page:
https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/07/02/subic-freeport-gets-new-areas-to-host-more-investors/

Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

75th Anniversary Zf269. 00a. The Memorial Event Announcement. Let’s remember, according to one webpage 1622 POWs started out, 1219 Perished and only 403 survived; many, many died because of hunger, inhumane treatment and mistreatment in the hands of the Imperial Japanese Forces. In remembrance of nearly 300 Heroes, who perished during the sinking of the […]

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Subic Bay News as of 2021-06-10

Zf173. U.S. Navy ship in Subic Bay on the 10th of June 2021. This is the first foreign Navy ship I saw in 7 month, since Nov. 21 2020 when I returned to the Philippines. Before I left the Philippines on the 19th of Nov. 2019, MSC ships came regular to Subic Bay, even Navy […]

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Early 1980s Subic Bay Naval Base

Zc797. A view of the U. S. Naval Base Subic Bay in 1981 from the U. S. National Achieves. An aerial deck view, looking from bow to stern, of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) docked in the harbor with the guided missile cruiser USS STERETT (CG-31), the destroyer USS INGERSOLL (DD-990), and the […]

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A-20 Havoc crashed on Mt. Redondo, 9th Jan. 1945.

Zf092. A-20G Havoc displayed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Photo is from Wikipedia. A-20 Havoc crashed on Mt. Redondo, 9th Jan. 1945. The two men crew, 2nd Lt Bertrand E. Major, 0-760704 and Cpl. August F. Kenzora, 36757921 did not survive. Zf093a. The missing aircraft report by the Commanding Officer of […]

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Subic Bay Area, various subjects.

Zo956. The Philippines was the host country in for the 2019 South East Asia Games. The games were conducted in several different venues including Subic Bay. This Subic Gym building is located along the Aguinaldo St., our sailor’s former Liberty Route to the main gate. It was built by the new Management, the Subic Bay […]

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Ernest J. Gaines Grave Site 2021-Jan-31

Zd890. This is one of three pictures of Ernest J. Gaines Tomb in the Gains Beach area on Redondo Peninsular in Subic Bay on the 4th of Aug. 2006. Very few people were residing there then but my hiking partners and I wanted to see the tomb. ———————————— Ernest J. Gaines was/is a Legend in […]

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Subic Bay, Year 2020, Changes.

– Zo948. The NLEX Corporation reports the capacity expansion of the 8.2-kilometer Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) is significantly progressing! Picture and text are curtesy of the NLEX Corporation. ——————————————— Album description: Although my family is stuck in Hawaii in 2020, I watch the news and I receive stuff from the inter net about Subic Bay. […]

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Oryoku Maru, Olongapo History

A01. Za301. This attacked ship is not the infamous Oryoku Maru, it looks more like freighter and it was attacked on the 19th Nov 1944 and not in Dec. 1944 when the Oryoku Maru was attacked and sunk in Olongapo. David Demether provided this picture. —————————————————————– Oryoku Maru was an Imperial Japanese Hell Ship with […]

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USMC, Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis U.S.M.C. Photographs, Olongapo, early 1900s (2nd album).

Ze853. Navy Hospital ship Relief in Olongapo, circa 1908. I notice it is moored with chains, that should mean it was there for a long time. I also notice a Marine Guard on the pier with a rifle. This is a picture of the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis collection in the U.S.M.C. archives. ——————————————————- Earl […]

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

Ze823. Parade and inspection in Subic Bay, circa 1909, what else is new in the Corps? This inspection is called Heavy Marching Order. Several things I consider unique in this picture. The road should be the present George Dewey Ave. and leads right to the Spanish Gate which is hard to make out. Behind the […]

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