Media Category: Zf

Starting this category because other are full or are assigned to other purposes

Zf844

Zf844

Zf844. This must be a 1945 photo of the San Fernando, La Union Harbor and part of the Poro Point Peninsular; the Gen MacArthur’s Navy or Army engineers already built new piers. The L shaped pier/dock and the damaged oil pier are still there which were reported by the POWs.

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Zf843

Zf843

Zf843. A 16th Dec. 1944 image of the narrow neck of the Poro Peninsular; this is where the POWs were kept the last day/night on the 27th Dec. 1944. The author’s description says 16th Dec. 1945, is obviously wrong!

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Zf855

Zf855

Zf855.This is a thumbnail sketch from the book: BLOOD BROTHER by Col Eugene C Jacobs page 91. This is a biography of the Col Eugene C Jacobs from the www, click here: Colonel (COL) Eugene C. Jacobs, MD, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1929. He joined the Army Medical Corps in […]

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Zf854

Zf854

Zf854.This is a thumbnail sketch from the book: BLOOD BROTHER by Col Eugene C Jacobs page 91. This is a biography of the Col Eugene C Jacobs from the www, click here: Colonel (COL) Eugene C. Jacobs, MD, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1929. He joined the Army Medical Corps in […]

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Zf853

Zf853

Zf853. Perhaps a prewar picture of San Fernando, La Union from above the La Union High School in San Fernando, the view is in the direction of the narrow neck of the Poro Peninsular where the POWs stayed on the 26th and 27th of Dec 1944. In the city at left near the San Fernando […]

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Zf852

Zf852

Zf852. This is a prewar image of infamous L-shaped pier where the POWs had to enter the small boats to be transferred to the Japanese ships for movement out of the Philippines. The pier is high and the boats were low; the POWs had to jump or were pushed by the Japanese soldiers causing numerous […]

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Zf851

Zf851

Zf851. This photo combination, very interestingly shows how the land-marks from a 2022 Google Earth image (the middle one) with two different images from about 1945 (the bottom and the top one) compare. This work was done by the main researcher, John Duresky, of the authors of the book: : RELENTLESS HOPE – A True […]

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Zf850

Zf850

Zf850. This appears to be an old British map of San Fernando, La Union, perhaps it was produced prewar or during the war.

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Zf849

Zf849

Zf849. The authors of the book: Relentless Hope-A True Story of War and Survival report this image of San Fernando, La Union to be shot in 1945. This is a great shot of the Poro Point Peninsular neck. Notice the two camp sites at right, one of tents, the other barracks.

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Zf848

Zf848

Zf848. To me this is the best picture of the bunch, it shows the whole San Fernando, La Union area and the authors marked the picture with the relevant geographic points and the timeline of the transshipment of the Oryoku Maru POWs in Dec. 1944.

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