Media Category: Subic Bay Naval Base post 1960

US Marines and Navy after 1960 in the Subic Bay area.

Zf141

Zf141

Zf141.-Cropped high resolution image of the Fleet Waiting Room in the Olongapo Naval Station in the Philippines; view 2. This is a very unique image of the Olongapo U.S. Naval Port; it is pre-war but was published in a post war collection of the “Pictorial History of Second World War”. Picture is provided by the […]

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Zf092

DAYTON, Ohio — Douglas A-20G Havoc at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Zf097

Zf097

Zf097. A section of a 1:50000 map of the Redondo Peninsular, the contour lines are hard to see but the names are right.

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Zo808

Zo808

Zo808. The Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team reports this: Also, report mentions a 3″ gun at Battery Jewel. Attached is a photo of a 3″ gun taken in 1941 which was labeled by Grace Britt, we assume some time after she was evacuated on 5/5/1941. Could be a gun that shot at that barge. We are guessing by coincidence that gun in the photo is aimed right about at Sueste Point. Again, you’re welcome to use that photo. Pretty good shooting with a 3″ gun to hit what I assume was a relatively small barge, that’s roughly 4.4 miles from Battery Jewel to the light house area.

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Zo801

Zo801

Zo801. A Japanese ship under attack in this very clear picture of NAVAL STATION Olongapo on the 19th Nov. 1944.
This picture is curtesy of Tim Hampton, CV-12 Hornet Air Group Eleven archivist.
This picture is also uploaded in high resolution in my Flickr album, if you like to download it. This is the URL of the image, you got to follow the Flickr steps to download:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/50098462156/in/album-72157674621084888/

It was made available to me thru the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team:
First is Dave Britt, LTC USAF (Ret), son of Chester K Britt, Vickie Graham CMSGT USAF (Ret), and John Duresky. They all graduated from Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1967, and are doing it as a team. Chester Britt graduated from Logan in 1933 and his mother Grace in 1934. Dave wrote most of the manuscript, John editing what he wrote and doing most of the research, and Vickie is the final editor with about 20 years of professional writing in her resume, largely with Airman magazine.

You can learn more about the research team project from this URL:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/2275/army-chester-britt-ship-oryoku

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. The Corregidor forum has a very interesting page about the Oryoku Maru, in pictures about the last few days of the ship before it got sunk:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1601/oryoku-maru

Zo801. A Japanese ship under attack in this very clear picture of NAVAL STATION Olongapo on the 19th Nov. 1944.
This picture is curtesy of Tim Hampton, CV-12 Hornet Air Group Eleven archivist.
This picture is also uploaded in high resolution in my Flickr album, if you like to download it. This is the URL of the image, you got to follow the Flickr steps to download:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/50098462156/in/album-72157674621084888/

It was made available to me thru the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team:
First is Dave Britt, LTC USAF (Ret), son of Chester K Britt, Vickie Graham CMSGT USAF (Ret), and John Duresky. They all graduated from Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1967, and are doing it as a team. Chester Britt graduated from Logan in 1933 and his mother Grace in 1934. Dave wrote most of the manuscript, John editing what he wrote and doing most of the research, and Vickie is the final editor with about 20 years of professional writing in her resume, largely with Airman magazine.

You can learn more about the research team project from this URL:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/2275/army-chester-britt-ship-oryoku

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. The Corregidor forum has a very interesting page about the Oryoku Maru, in pictures about the last few days of the ship before it got sunk:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1601/oryoku-maru

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Zo689

Zo689

Zo689. Perhaps a 2020 image of the Port of Subic Bay, before WWII “The Port of Olongapo”.

This Subic Bay Port Picture came from the subicnewslink. Your definitive news source in and around Subic Bay Freeport. This is the URL:

http://subicnewslink.blogspot.com/2020/06/50-of-subic-freeport-firms-now.html

Note: The picture is older, I see the medium floating Drydock is still afloat. It has sunk a few years ago.

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Ze797

Ze797

Ze797. Commemoration Ceremony of the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the Oryoku Maru picture by the SubicNewsLink; both Nation’s Flags are displayed.

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Ze799

Ze799

Ze799. Commemoration Ceremony of the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the Oryoku Maru picture by the SubicNewsLink.
Tracey Betts, a representative from the United States Embassy in Manila, lays a wreath at the wreck site of the MV Oryoku Maru during a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 15, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the hellship. Oryoku Maru, carrying nearly 300 American prisoners of war, was accidentally sunk by American fighter planes on Subic Bay, Philippines on December 15, 1944.

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Ze798

Ze798

Ze798. Commemoration Ceremony of the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the Oryoku Maru picture by the SubicNewsLink; the Two Bell Ceremony. Those Veterans are my Shipmates, Comrades and Friends!

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Ze776

Ze776

Ze776. This picture is from the 30th Dec. 2008 from our walk up to Sta Rita Mountain and tower. The picture is approximately the same area as the last picture. The gun is long gun, I’m sure before the Navy departed in Nov. 1992.

As to when it was removed and why and where exactly did the gun come from or where it went to, I have no idea. I asked but have been unsuccessful to find out the exact history of the 3 Inch gun on Sta Rita Mountain.

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