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.
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
batteryboy: beirutvet: - yes am back and was just there for a day. Not much photos, I took only a few of things and places that I haven't documented that much before. Is there anything that I can help you out with?
Apr 25, 2015 22:06:54 GMT 8
beirutvet: No sir, nothing I need, thank you though. I just love seeing photos of my favorite island. Anything new/out of the ordinary there? ownership/stewardship should of changed hands by now, correct? How is the place fairing? Interested in your observations
Apr 26, 2015 3:03:51 GMT 8
batteryboy: Place is the same, run by same management. Some areas cleaned, some areas like going Wheeler and Cheney a little overgrown but passable except for some fallen trees. Monkeys are near the hotel now.
Apr 26, 2015 8:58:27 GMT 8
batteryboy: Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets where in the island a while I was there. They came in via an LCM escorted by two destroyer escorts from the Philippine Navy.
Apr 26, 2015 9:01:45 GMT 8
batteryboy: Talked to the Phil Coast Guard about the 75mm ex-caliber gun they found years ago and explained to them what it was.
Apr 26, 2015 9:02:34 GMT 8
batteryboy: Thinking of doing a 155mm GPF in Panama Mount in 1/35 scale.
May 15, 2015 13:23:20 GMT 8
1Pinoy: I am very glad that there is a written material about Sternberg US Army Hospital. I was fortunate to be born in that hospital on July 22, 1933, and still living today in America! Dad took the whole family to US on Aug. 1950 to Camp Campbell, KY.
May 15, 2015 21:02:00 GMT 8
ssdoyle1: my brother was James Charles (J.C.) Steele, P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, 39th Fighter Sq, 35th Fighter group, U.S. Army Air Corps.
May 25, 2015 22:40:44 GMT 8
Val: This must have been before March 10, 1945, or shortly thereafter, as there was an order that day by the Americans to switch the sides of the street for all the road vehicles. Up to that point, the roads were driven on the LHS, as shown in the above photo.
May 28, 2015 2:41:08 GMT 8