Media Category: WWII Tidbits

A collection of WWII images from the world wide web (WWW). These are pictures that drew my attention or are telling me a story that interests me.

Zd022

Zd022

Zd022. Four Wisconsin Youth to Graduate from West Point in 194. (03 1940 6 1 MADISON WI CAPITAL TIMES Glenwood G Stephenson from Wisconsin).
The West Point Memorial at the Cabanatuan American Memorial:
Karl, thanks very much for sending this. One of our early book goals was to identify and learn about the other men who Chester Britt served with in the Philippines from the class of 1940. I had all these names, but missed Glenwood G Stephenson because I thought he simply died in an accident in Australia. Thanks to the photo you sent showing him on the memorial with the other men from the 1940 class I dug further and am adding him as the last man from that class who fought and died as part of the defense of the Philippines. 22 men went to the Philippines with Chester from that 1940 class, 11 died during over there.

See attached articles I found. He was a native of Wisconsin, same as Chester Britt. He flew combat missions over Luzon, etc., and died in Australia on 4/21/1942, but his family wasn’t notified of his death until the day Corregidor fell, May 6, 1942.

Hector Polla, class of 1941, was an usher in Chester Britt’s wedding at West Point.

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Zo577a

Zo577a

Zo577. 1942 my family farm in Tempel, now Templewo, established in the 1200s by the Knights of the Templars.

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Zo587

Zo587

Zo587. This is or could be USS Teak AN-35 (Auxiliary Net-laying) at the Great Silver recovery operation in Manila Bay near Corregidor Island, the former Fort Mills in 1945. Shoveling the money to a heap on deck. That is the southside of Bottomside on Corregidor. This is Life picture from the above Facebook URL.

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Zo586

Zo586

Zo586. This is or could be USS Teak AN-35 (Auxiliary Net-laying) at the Great Silver recovery operation in Manila Bay near Corregidor Island, the former Fort Mills in 1945. The diver is entering the water with the stage. The diver also decompresses on that stage. He seems to have a metal detecting device in hand. This is Life picture from the above Facebook URL.

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Zo585

Zo585

Zo585. This is or could be USS Teak AN-35 (Auxiliary Net-laying) at the Great Silver recovery operation in Manila Bay near Corregidor Island, the former Fort Mills in 1945. The ships boom is taking the Navy Hard Head Diver on a stage over the side. This is Life picture from the above Facebook URL.

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Zo584

Zo584

Zo584. This is or could be USS Teak AN-35 (Auxiliary Net-laying) at the Great Silver recovery operation in Manila Bay near Corregidor Island, the former Fort Mills in 1945. This is the focsle, compressors and recompression chambers are standing by. This is Life picture from the above Facebook URL.

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Zo589

Zo589

Zo589. This is USS Teak AN-35 (Auxiliary Net-laying) at salvage clearing operation in Manila Bay in 1945. This picture came from this URL, NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive or click here:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/18/18035.htm

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Zo588

Zo588

Zo588. Whoops, wrong picture! What the heck, that’s me as a First-Class Navy Deep Sea Diving Student on the Potomac River. We are doing our salvage training here at a deep spot in the river. This is also at the Naval Dahlgren Weapons Station and later I helped here raising the ex USS Reuben James, which sunk here after explosion testing effects.

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Zo583

Zo583

Zo583. This is one of 11 images and story presented in this Corregidor.proboard.com forum page. The story also includes that the Imperial Japanese occupiers forced U.S. Sailors, they held as POWs to dive to recover the silver. This is the URL: http://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1057/manila-bay-silver-56k-folks

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Zo580

Zo580

Zo580. A battery of Japanese 150mm Type 89 guns at located somewhere between the Lamao – Cabcaben area in 1942. This picture was provided by Tony Feredo, aka batteryboy. He posted 9 images in this thread: https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/226/japanese-gun-batteries-on-bataan

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