Media Category: Subic Bay

This category encompass, the former Subic Bay Naval Base,-Naval Station,-Naval Air Station Cubi Point, the former Olongapo Naval Station,-the prewar Olongapo Town and the present Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

Zg580, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg580, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg580, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. Meanwhile. the l49th Regiment Kentucky Reserves went off through the forests on the north flank to cut around the Japanese, reach Dinalupihan on the plain and then strike the Japanese from the rear. They were led by the Aeta, Negrito scouts.

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Zg579, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg579, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg579, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. Only after crossing the Santa Rita River did the force meet heavy opposition. From then on it was o job of knocking out the enemy pillbox by pillbox, cave by cove.

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Zg578, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg578, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg578, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. In February 1945 the Eighth Army’s XI Corps, Major-general Charles P. Hall commanding, faced the task of taking the Zig Zag Pass-six miles of twisting, winding road, hairpin turns and blind-angle approaches.

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Zg577, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg577, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg577, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. The Battle of the ZIGZAG Pass, to isolate Bataan that the Japanese could not retreat into Bataan like the US Forces did in 1942.

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Zg594, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg594, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg594, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. The Alava Wharf is finished later it was made even longer and we called it Alava Extension Wharf. The supplies are moving and the last Japanese invaders will be neutralized!

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Zg593, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg593, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg593, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. Three ships are alongside! When completed it could tie up three Victory ships with ease. Over 2000 piles averaging 80′ in length, one and a half million board feet of heavy timber, 1790 kegs of boat spikes, went into its construction.

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Zg592, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg592, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg592, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. It was a Mommoth Job, the project started 23 July 1945, and it was one of our larger projects and work continued still in October.

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Zg591, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg591, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg591, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. The project provided for 1250′ of new pier 60′ and 40′ in width with two approach piers about 165′ long. A ship is alongside. The Army had added to the old Alava Wharf, concurrent with landing operations, built a 360′ x 31′ dock there; they had to […]

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Zg590, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg590, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg590, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. This picture shows the full length of the prewar seawall of the former Naval Station Olongapo. At the end of that wall, going inland about 100 yards was the location of the infamous tennis court where the Imperial Japanese kept the about 1200 POW survivors of the […]

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Zg589, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg589, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945

Zg589, NCB-115, Olongapo, Subic Bay 1945. ALAVA DOCK. The prewar Alava Wharf was just large enough to handle the S. S. President Hording. Note from Karl: On all Subic Bay Naval Base and SBFZ drawings all the piers are called “Wharfs”. During my Navy days, 1960-91 we just called them all “Piers”.

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