Images from the province Pampanga
Zc526.Camp Dau, later called Camp Del Pilar, on the 5th Nov. 1944; provided by David Metherell. On this image David zoomed in and marked some landmarks. It seems most of the buildings are intact. In regards of the Olongapo Naval Station, I always read that the Marines burned down everything before their retreat to Mariveles in 1942. This was a large new Philippine Army installation and many future senior Philippine Army Officer must have went thru here for their artillery training.Read More
Zc524.Clark Air Field, Fort Stotsenburg, Camp Dau 5th Nov. 1944; provided by David Metherell.
David sent me this picture, I recognized Fort Stotsenburg, Clark Air Field is not to clear. And I did not realize that Camp Dau (aka Camp Del Pilar), all the way to the left was that big and I was not sure whether that was it. I asked him to send another copy and try to indentify things on the picture.Read More
Zc529.This is the Culayo Cemetery next to Camp Dau, later called Camp Del Pilar in about 1945; provided by David Metherell. David says it was established here temporally for the soldiers that died in retaking Clark Field and Fort Stotsenburg. This was an extra gift from David, thank you Comrade!Read More
Zc528.Camp Dau, later called Camp Del Pilar, probably 1944 or 1945, roughly that time frame; provided by David Metherell. David marked in the location of the two artillery-like-shells-type-columns. It looks to me that the new Philippine Army maybe had a hospital here also. I’m surprised that many of the barracks are intact, maybe this is a prewar image and I am wrong about the 1944-45 guess.Read More