Media Category: Grande Isl.-Ft. Wint

The island was part of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command.

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Zf193. Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt, this is the back cover.

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Zf192. Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt, this is the front cover.

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Zf194. 1941 Olongapo, Chet Britt Sr. at the Olongapo Fleet Boat Landing and Waiting Shed. It looks like the Army Coastal Defense Force of Fort Wint on Grande Island in Subic Bay used the same boat landing area as the US Fleet in the Olongapo US Naval Station. This image was provided by John Duresky.

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Zd975. The pool area of the Grande Island investment deal. Photo credit, it is from the above URL link. This is an old picture, today; in 2021 it does not look like this anymore. During the Navy time this was a ball field.

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Zd974. Grande Island (the former Fort Wint) and Chiquita Island. Photo credit, it is from the above URL link.

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Zd977. This is a shot of the Grande Island Resort recreation area, shot from the area of the former Navy hotel and restaurant. The direction of this shot is similar as the image Zd975 but is from a farther distance. During the Navy time this was a ball field.

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Zd976. This is the big pool in the Grande Island Resort, during my visit in January this year it was empty and was cleaned. During the Navy time this was a ball field.

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Zd886. The main features of the Grande Island Resort were these chalets, they replaced everything on the island north shore, of what the Army Fort Wint and later the Navy recreational service had there. But the large trees and other tropical landscaping are impressive.

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Zd885. The main features of the Grande Island Resort were these chalets, they replaced everything on the island north shore, of what the Army Fort Wint and later the Navy recreational service had there. But the large trees and other tropical landscaping are impressive.

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Zd884. That structure in back camouflages the wave making structure. The former Navy base ball field was converted to a lagoon but the wave making system was never used or a very short time only.

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