Zf970. The West entrance is clear and work is being done inside the tunnel.
Zf979. It does not take long for vegetation to envelop the island if left unchecked. This is the East entrance. (photo courtesy of armyjunk
Zf978. looking out the same entrance. (photo courtesy of armyjunk)
Zf977. The Malinta Tunnel West entrance in 1946. (photo courtesy of armyjunk)
Zf976. Here is a closer look at the West entrance taken in 1946.
Zf975. The clean-up seems to be complete in this photo. Malinta Tunnel West entrance basically looked the same until the 1975 to 1977 restoration got underway.
Zf974. This crop of the previous photo shows a better view of the two tunnel entrances. POWs are dumping their wheelbarrow loads then heading back into the main tunnel.
Zf973. This is a great view of the west side of Malinta Hill during the post-war clean-up. The West entrance is straight ahead and the Gasoline Tunnel entrance is near bottom left. (photo courtesy rainbowtrout1)
Zf972. Two POWs head back inside the tunnel.
Zf969. The POWs with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows have not been working too long as the West entrance is just now being cleared.