Author: sailor_admin

SBFZ Perimeter Walk 22-11-22

Zg008. Pictures #045 to 065 are from my side trip to Brgy. Tipo. First of all we get a great view of the massive development/investment of the Xantheng Corp. thru their Tipo Hightech ECO Park Company. They have spread out from the SBFZ Tipo Gate at left to the Familiar Hill at right. We also […]

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Malinta Hill Tunnel page 2, from John Moffitt.

Here is the original 1966 photo of the Malinta Tunnel North Entrance with a caption at the bottom. Zf930. The man in the center is indeed the correct age to have been a WWII veteran in 1966. A web search tells me that the Iowa Governor in 1966 was Harold E. Hughes and he was […]

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PVAO TURNS OVER US CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR TO NISPEROS FAMILY

PVAO TURNS OVER US CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR TO NISPEROS FAMILY Zf924. Finally, the US Medal of Honor has been officially turned over to the family of Private Jose B. Nisperos on 22 July 2021 in San Fernando, La Union. Representatives from PVAO and the Field Service Extension Office (FSEO) in La Union met with […]

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Vasco’s Restaurant, Bar and Grill, also a Resort and Hotel

Zf879. Vasco’s menu cover page. ——————————– Vasco’s Restaurant, Bar and Grill, also a Resort and Hotel Magellan’s Landing Maritime Museum The Vasco’s Restaurant, Bar, Grill, Resort and Hotel and the Magellan Landing Maritime Museum (it is really one place) is a very unique, interesting, relaxing and refreshing place, so is the owner, Brian Homan, an […]

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Navy News 01

 Zf873.  USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Manila Bay 14th Oct.2022. ——————————————————– Navy news that got my attention ———————————————————  Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrives in Manila Zf873.  USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Manila Bay 14th Oct.2022. Source, click here:  ——————————————————– Z874. . US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returns to Manila after 3 years Source, Click […]

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Malinta Hill Tunnel on Corregidor, page 1

Zf856. Gen. MacArthur returns to Corregidor, image from Peter DeForest Facebook page, photo from Carl Mydans of the LIFE Collection. This picture shows Gen. Mac Arthur at the North Entrance of the Malinta Hill Tunnel, probably on the 2nd of March 1945 when he visited Corregidor and ordered the colors hoisted on the Old Flag […]

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Oryoku Maru POWs transshipped in San Fernando, La Union

  Zf848. To me this is the best picture of the bunch, it shows the whole San Fernando, La Union area and the authors marked the picture with the relevant geographic points and the timeline of the transshipment of the POWs in Dec. 1944. —————————————————– The horrendous tale and time table of the Allied POWs […]

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The United States Navy and a Philippine Heritage

Zf841. Telesforo Trinidad was born on the island of Panay, entered the U.S. Navy Insular Force in 1910, and served through two world wars retiring in 1945. The USS San Diego (ACR-6) also served as command ship of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. ================================================   Zf829  The United States Navy and a Philippine Heritage An Essay […]

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DO YOU STILL WANT TO JOIN THE NAVY?????????

  DO YOU STILL WANT TO JOINT THE Navy?????????   Zf815. 01 USS Benham DD-796 performs UNREP and transfer operations with a Carrier somewhere in the Pacific – Mid 1945. This is LIFE Magazine Archives – George Silk Photographer picture, captured from Peter DeForest’s Facebook page. LIFE Magazine Archives – George Silk Photographer   ————————————————————————————— […]

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Survivors of the “Battle off Samar”.

Zf759. The escort carrier Gambier Bay, burning from earlier gunfire damage, is bracketed by a salvo from a Japanese cruiser (faintly visible in the background, center-right) shortly before sinking during the Battle off Samar. This picture is from the Wikipedia page: “The Battle Off Samar”. ————————————————————————— Survivors of the “Battle off Samar”. Part of the  Battle of Leyte Gulf, […]

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