Hey Demether....Hard to believe that these smiling, docile looking guys would cut your throat or stick a bayonet into you and never blink an eye, isn't it. Wonder what that morsel is that the one guy in the lower right corner is consuming???? A thick slice of bread???? I assume that this man is a prisoner, but maybe he is an Amer/Fil guard. Welcome to the forum.
Hey dmether...I think you are exactly right. Same guys, with the pic taken from a different angle with "Slim" munching on that same piece of bread. I wonder if these "able bodied" Japanese soldiers were among those who were thrown into Nipponese stockades in Manila after being freed upon the surrender of Bataan. It was said that the Japanese troops who occupied the Mariveles/Cabcaben area looked unkindly upon their fellow countrymen found to be prisoners of the American/Filipino forces that weren't seriously wounded. These unfortunates were said to have been shipped to Manila and harshly treated. Do you put any credence into this story???
I've wondered what might have happened to them once they were liberated. I think the Japanese made a distinction between those who surrendered and those who were captured. Either way, I doubt they were well treated.
I bet the front line American troops who survived the war weren't too happy to see a picture of the captured enemy eating better than what they had.
Registrar: Those kin who lost relatives on the SS Corregidor might Personal Message me with their e-mail addresses and I will e-mail them some names of people who might possibly be of assistance.
Mar 4, 2015 14:37:49 GMT 8
Paul McNamee: Great exploration.I searched Ft. Wint '73-'78 Wint was evacuated on 12/24/41, The troops retreated to Bataan as per the war plan.They left the guns intact facing out to sea. The Japanese moved them & fired on Bataan. US military came back & bombed it.
Mar 11, 2015 21:29:08 GMT 8
Sue Brooks: Wow, thank you. this was my husbands war.
Mar 14, 2015 5:16:29 GMT 8
John from Montana: Can anyone point me to the history of the Old Spanish flagpole. I know most sources attribute it to a Spanish ship sunk by Dewey in 1898. I'd like more details and proof of its history
Mar 25, 2015 13:17:10 GMT 8
Popular myths exploded: To John from Montana. 100ft (temp) flagpole erected 1910, south-west of Parade Ground. Destroyed Nov 1923. 86ft flagpole erected Dec 1923, south-east corner of Parade Ground, at present location. Flagpole common with US Mainland CAC forts.
Mar 29, 2015 8:03:22 GMT 8
EXO: Kindly furnish reference for flagpole statement. So, if its a myth you are wanting to explode, start a thread, furnish us with the info that you have gathered, don't just make a bald, anonymous statement on a shoutbox.
Mar 31, 2015 20:08:44 GMT 8
batteryboy: The guns at Fort Wint, Grande Island were NEVER moved or dismantled them nor brought them to Bataan. The two 10-inch DC guns from Battery Warwick were brought to Fort Casey after the war. Japanese had their own heavy artillery.
Apr 2, 2015 8:52:08 GMT 8
batteryboy: Would love to know where the flagpole actually came from. So far the old story is that it came from the Reina Cristina sunk at Cavite during the Battle of Manila Bay. New evidence is welcome!
Apr 2, 2015 9:01:02 GMT 8
Popular myths exploded: I was just a passing visitor who provided information for John from Montana's unanswered request. The information you seek is contained within Quartermaster Corps records of buildings and c1922 aerial photos available from NARA.
Apr 2, 2015 11:42:28 GMT 8
batteryboy: On my way to the Rock!
Apr 10, 2015 5:19:04 GMT 8
Query: I took a look at the photos and text on the Museum, and would very much like to get in touch with Mr. Custodio. Can you provide contact info?
Apr 13, 2015 4:27:23 GMT 8
miami: Guys, do you have any information where are the exact location of the American Cemeteries in Baguio City, what condition they're in, and who is the appropriate person/historian that we could talk to about its history? Thanks
Apr 13, 2015 17:29:14 GMT 8
batteryboy: To Miami: Try contacting Camp John Hay Development Corporation or the American Cemetery at Fort Bonifacio. They maybe able to help you out.
Apr 16, 2015 12:30:23 GMT 8
batteryboy: To Miami: Try contacting Camp John Hay Dev. Corp or the American Cemetery at Fort Bonifacio. They maybe able to help you out.
Apr 16, 2015 12:31:42 GMT 8
Dan Evans: Hi, first ever post. My wife is daughter of George E. Turner, 60th CAC HQ Battery, Sendai P.O.W. Looking for his HQ Battery service record etc. Point us in the right direction.
Apr 17, 2015 8:29:09 GMT 8
beirutvet: batteryboy: Did some research of old photos of the Spanish fleet to see if I could pinpoint which ship it came from, result inconclusive. one good shot of an intact Reina Cristina is actually a painting, mast appears too small. needs more research
Apr 20, 2015 13:54:11 GMT 8
beirutvet: batteryboy: Are you home now from your latest adventure on The Rock? Do we get to see the pictures?
Apr 20, 2015 13:55:40 GMT 8