Media Category: U.S. Naval Base 1940/50s

U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was an important U.S. Outpost until Nov. 1992.

Zf093a

Zf093a

Zf093a. The missing aircraft report by the Commanding Officer of the 675th Bombardment Squadron (L), 417th Bombardment Group (L), dated 10th Jan. 1945.

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Zf094a

Zf094a

Zf094a. This is the map created by the search party which found the plane and recovered the remains of two people in 1946.

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Zf098

Zf098

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

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Zf097

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

Zf096

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

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Zf095

Zf095

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

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Zo829

Zo829

Zo829. This picture came from the Japanese Blog of Mr. Yasuhiro Fukushima. This shows a Japanese boat from the Oryoku Maru on the beach, under Sueste Point, at the entrance to Subic Bay on the 14th of Dec. 1944. Look at the full text from John Duresky and for the Blog URL above.

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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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Zo138

Zo138

Zo138 Three POWs escaped from the sinking Oryoku Maru as reported by Capt. Ramon Magsaysay (later the President of the Philippines). This document was found and was provided by Bub Hudson. Amazing, I never knew that. Thank you Olongapo and area Guerillas.

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Zo140

Zo140

Zo140 Three POWs escaped from the sinking Oryoku Maru as reported by Capt. Ramon Magsaysay (later the President of the Philippines). This document was found and was provided by Bub Hudson. Amazing, I never knew that. Thank you Olongapo and area Guerillas.

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