Media Category: Subic Bay before WWII

Images of the Subic Bay area before WWII

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Zf092

DAYTON, Ohio — Douglas A-20G Havoc at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Zf098

Zf098. A-Google Earth image of the Redondo Peninsular marked up with information I know.

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Zf097

Zf097. A section of a 1:50000 map of the Redondo Peninsular, the contour lines are hard to see but the names are right.

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Zf096. The search and recovery report, 1946 by Anseimo R. Ortiz, page 2!

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Zf095. The search and recovery report, 1946 by Anseimo R. Ortiz, page 1!

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Zo808

Zo808

Zo808. The Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team reports this: Also, report mentions a 3″ gun at Battery Jewel. Attached is a photo of a 3″ gun taken in 1941 which was labeled by Grace Britt, we assume some time after she was evacuated on 5/5/1941. Could be a gun that shot at that barge. We are guessing by coincidence that gun in the photo is aimed right about at Sueste Point. Again, you’re welcome to use that photo. Pretty good shooting with a 3″ gun to hit what I assume was a relatively small barge, that’s roughly 4.4 miles from Battery Jewel to the light house area.

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Zo807

Zo807

Zo807. Here is the signature of the Fort Wint Commanding Officer Col. CAC Napoleon Boudreau. The last paragraph of his report lists all the large caliber weapons he had under his command. I see (4) four 155mm artillery pieces were at the rifle range on the way to Subic. That is now the suburb Barrio Barretto, where I live now. I did not know that, that is news to me!

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Zo801

Zo801

Zo801. A Japanese ship under attack in this very clear picture of NAVAL STATION Olongapo on the 19th Nov. 1944.
This picture is curtesy of Tim Hampton, CV-12 Hornet Air Group Eleven archivist.
This picture is also uploaded in high resolution in my Flickr album, if you like to download it. This is the URL of the image, you got to follow the Flickr steps to download:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/50098462156/in/album-72157674621084888/

It was made available to me thru the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team:
First is Dave Britt, LTC USAF (Ret), son of Chester K Britt, Vickie Graham CMSGT USAF (Ret), and John Duresky. They all graduated from Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1967, and are doing it as a team. Chester Britt graduated from Logan in 1933 and his mother Grace in 1934. Dave wrote most of the manuscript, John editing what he wrote and doing most of the research, and Vickie is the final editor with about 20 years of professional writing in her resume, largely with Airman magazine.

You can learn more about the research team project from this URL:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/2275/army-chester-britt-ship-oryoku

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. The Corregidor forum has a very interesting page about the Oryoku Maru, in pictures about the last few days of the ship before it got sunk:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1601/oryoku-maru

Zo801. A Japanese ship under attack in this very clear picture of NAVAL STATION Olongapo on the 19th Nov. 1944.
This picture is curtesy of Tim Hampton, CV-12 Hornet Air Group Eleven archivist.
This picture is also uploaded in high resolution in my Flickr album, if you like to download it. This is the URL of the image, you got to follow the Flickr steps to download:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/50098462156/in/album-72157674621084888/

It was made available to me thru the Army Lt. Chester K. Britt Research Team:
First is Dave Britt, LTC USAF (Ret), son of Chester K Britt, Vickie Graham CMSGT USAF (Ret), and John Duresky. They all graduated from Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1967, and are doing it as a team. Chester Britt graduated from Logan in 1933 and his mother Grace in 1934. Dave wrote most of the manuscript, John editing what he wrote and doing most of the research, and Vickie is the final editor with about 20 years of professional writing in her resume, largely with Airman magazine.

You can learn more about the research team project from this URL:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/2275/army-chester-britt-ship-oryoku

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. The Corregidor forum has a very interesting page about the Oryoku Maru, in pictures about the last few days of the ship before it got sunk:
https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1601/oryoku-maru

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Zo689

Zo689

Zo689. Perhaps a 2020 image of the Port of Subic Bay, before WWII “The Port of Olongapo”.

This Subic Bay Port Picture came from the subicnewslink. Your definitive news source in and around Subic Bay Freeport. This is the URL:

http://subicnewslink.blogspot.com/2020/06/50-of-subic-freeport-firms-now.html

Note: The picture is older, I see the medium floating Drydock is still afloat. It has sunk a few years ago.

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Ze882

Ze882

Ze882. Army Lt Chester K. Britt in front of the Fleet Waiting Room in Olongapo 1941. This picture is from his family via John Duresky. Mr. Britt was assigned to Fort Wint and was perhaps waiting for transportation back to his fort on Grande Island.

From Karl. When I first arrived in Subic Bay 1962 with my ship the USS Belle Grove LSD-2 (The Two Can Do), with 11 ships in my Amphibious Squadron Seven (7) out of Long Beach CA we had to anchor out, not enough pier spaces then.

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