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/

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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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. ————————————- Early last century, during the Spanish-American War which extended into the Philippine-American War the U.S.M.C […]

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The U.S.M.C. Maquinaya Firing Range 1902 to 1910. Bo. Barretto now!

Ze788. The USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya in 1908. The river in this valley still has that Maquinaya name today but the area is now Barrio Barretto. My house, today, is near were the targets were. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives. ————————————- Early last century, […]

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U.S.M.C. on Grande Island before the Army

Ze757. An artillery piece on Grande Island, dated 1903. This is Grande Island for sure, I recognize Sinco Picos Mountain on the Redondo Peninsular. I’m not an expert, is it a Spanish gun or U.S.A. one? This is an Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis picture from the U.S.M.C. Archives. ————————————————- The Coastal Defense Study Group (cdsg.org) […]

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