Zc832. The War is Over 1945, Robert E. Norris, EM3c, USN, Subic Bay, Philippines
Electrician Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer Robert E. Norris served in the Naval Supply Depot Subic Bay (NSD) in 1945-46. The NSD Subic Bay was actually located in a valley called Maquinaya; the river still has that name. Around 1950 or so the area was returned to the Philippine authorities and it became the village Barretto, belonging to Olongapo City. We sailors and most other people called it Barrio (Bo.) Barretto.
EM3 Norris brought home some pictures and his Grand Daughter Angela Simmons-Jones made an album of those pictures in her Facebook account. You can find her and the pictures under her name in Facebook. She gave me permission to share them in our forum. I used most of her descriptions from that album. I thank you very much and send you warm greetings from Subic Bay.
Zc833. Old tent area Subic Bay, Philippines (1945-1946), I speculate that these tents of these 3 tent camp pictures were located in Maquinaya
Zc834. New tent area Subic Bay, Philippines (1945-1946), I speculate that these tents of these 3 tent camp pictures were located in Maquinaya
Zc835. . New tent area Subic Bay, Philippines (1945-1946), I speculate that these tents of these 3 tent camp pictures were located in Maquinaya. I am very sure that those mountains in the clouds are Mt. Silanguin and Mt. Cinco Picus on the Redondo Peninsular.
Zc836. . Robert Norris in the shorts and L.E. Johnson of Corlinvile, IL or Linville, Il (1945-1946) Subic Bay Philippines
Zc837. Unknown person and Robert Norris postcard photo.
Zc838. Train ticket from San Francisco to Chicago
Zc839. EM3c Robert E. Norris, USN
Zc840. No comment, a group picture.
Zc841. This is a Google Earth image of the Bo. Barretto area and I marked in where Manga Point, the Seabee camp and the NSD Dock used to be.
Zc842. This is a section of a 1:50000 map of the Bo. Barretto area and I marked in where Manga Point, the Seabee camp and the NSD Dock used to be.
Zc843. Naval Supply Depot (CB11) Camp Area Subic Bay, Philippines (1945-1946). Friends and I believe and we are sure, that we discovered where this camp was located. Look at the next 2 pictures carefully.
Zc745. This is a Seabee camp (Naval Construction Battalion, NCB) in the Matain River Valley in 1945. It is the next valley NW from Maquinaya. This is where barangay (village) San Isidro is located now; it belongs to the Subic Municipality. Along that ridge runs now the “Go Vic Subic Diversion Road”. In the Subic Bay area were at least three NCBs busy during that time, NCB-102, NCB-11 and NCB-133. This picture came from this great web page http://www.subicbaypi.com/
Apparently, according to EM3 Norris, the NSD personnel shared the camp the camp with NCB-11.
Zc746. This is a comparison picture of that Seabee Camp area, shot in July 2017.
Zc844. Magna Point, Subic Bay, Philippines 1945-1946. On an old map the name of the point is actually Mangalinoewin Point, so let’s just call it Manga Point and most people refer to the beach now as Barretto Beach, and a small public section of it as Driftwood Beach. I certainly recgnize the mountain across the bay as the Mt. Redondo which also gave its name to the whole peninsular these days. Here is a link to this old U.S.1902 Subic Bay map: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/44777667705/in/dateposted-public/
Zc845. Naval Supply Depot, Subic Bay, 1946, Navy 3002. I certainly recognize the ridge line behind the depot, it is the ridgeline on the NW side of the Maquinaya River
Zc846. Robert E. Norris, EM3c, USN, Naval Supply Depot, Navy 3002, Subic Bay, Philippines (6 April 1946), this is a certification that EM3 Norris receive several service ribbons during this time.
Zc847. 1945 N.S.D. Subic Bay Christmas Menu.
Zc848. N.S.D. Merry Christmas 1945 Dinner Subic Bay, Philippines
Zc849. Naval Supply Depot, Navy 3002, Christmas meal Chain of Command 1945.
Zc850. Prayer on the back of the menu Christmas meal 1945, N.S.D. Subic Bay, Philippines
Zc851. Unknown Bridge. This picture, bridge and location is unidentified. Perhaps one of you viewers knows what and where it is or was?