Samar, WWII, US Military, Guerillas from NARA

 

Zf652. -01. Guinuan Field, NARA, 111-SCA-Album_2987_50. This was a huge airfield, built by the Seabees, used by all. The Bells of Balangiga and President Duterte landed here when the bells returned in Dec. 2018.

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Samar is another interesting place in this world and it is accessible to me; it is full of Philippine and US History. This album is about WWII in Samar. I started to post this material here in Flickr because it allows one to post in high resolution. The NARA source is: Click here:  Comprehensive History of Navy Bases in the Philippines during WWII: click here: 

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Zf653. – 02. Guinuan Field, NARA, 111-SCA-Album_2987_51. This is the NARA description of the previous image!

Zf654. -03. Guinuan 1945, NARA, 111-SCA-Album_2987_52. Read the history of the link in the album description! This was part of a huge Naval Facility at the south east corner of Samar. In Aug. 1945 there were about 60, 000 sailors here. This was maybe the Naval Station section. The bridge leads to the island of Tubabao, there was the Naval Receiving Station with several thousand Sailors coming or going to or from commands. In 1949 the White Russian Refugees from Red China were quartered here for several years.  North of here was a huge PT Boat Base with hundreds of boats, after the war the engines were salvaged but the boats were burned. West of here was the Manicani Island which was used for a large ships repair base with 3 dry docks. Just east of here was the huge Guiuan Air Field, described and shown in picture #1. South of here was a huge Naval Supply Base with piers and meant Quonset buildings for storage. The town of Guiuan is maintaining a Naval Base Veterans Parks there today. Further up the coast, south Samar coast, were fuel and water points for the ships plus recreation beaches that could handle thousands of sailors in morning and afternoon shifts to consume grilled foods etc and rations of beer.

Zf655. – 04. Guinuan description, 111-SCA-Album_2987_53. This is the description for the previous image but NARA got it wrong. Read what I road at the previous picture.

Zf656. – 05. Smith & Smith, 111-SCA-Album_2987_26. Look for the description for this picture in the next image. Today we have Corregidor forum members who are descendents of the guerrillas who were active in Samar. Read this:  click here: 

Zf657. – 06. Smith & Smith, 111-SCA-Album_2987_27. This is the description of the previous image.

Zf658. – 07. Smith, 111-SCA-Album_2987_26. Look for the description for this picture in the previous image. Today we have Corregidor forum members who are descendents of the guerrillas who were active in Samar. Read this:  click here:

 

 

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