The pics with the revetments could be the Bataan Field near the Cabcaben field. The Bataan Field was described to have revetments, roads, quarters and the ravine. Your pics, Dmether, got me drooling for a while.
I found the large chunk of shrapnel south of .50 caliber tracer slug about where I was standing when you took that picture while you were following me. The smaller one was on the northwest. We had little time to cover a lot of areas. I believe there's more to be found even in the waters.
Mabuti naman, Conrad. The heel iron was within 5 meters from the cliff. I also have read somewhere that there was a grave for the japs who died on Longos Kawayan. I'm still thinking where could it be.
The Phantom...I think Bataan was formed by two large volcanoes, Natib and Mariveles. However the edge on Longos Kawayan(Pic LONG05) doesn't seem to be solid dark to be a lava finger or its color and texture have changed thru the course of time. I'm no geologist.
Give me a heads up, Karl. Maybe I can join you, guys.
Vic tries the metal detector. Looking NE. LONG04 by sherwino, on Flickr
The American assault boats could have positioned themselves behind this islet. LONG05 by sherwino, on Flickr
We also found very little casings about half an inch long and a few millimeters in diameter. Don't know what are they for, could be for incendiary. I find them too little for bullets. I forgot to took pictures but Vic has them and some chunks of shrapnel.
I didn't know before that there are WWII stuff in Cebu. I should wander more if I'm going back there. I remember that I had an offer to purchase WWII dogtags for PHP50.00 each last year in Cebu. It sounded too good to be true. I had plans to check them out personally but the guy did not get back at me, probably I was beaten to it.
Wow. Great story. The youtube clip was too short for an interesting voyage. Is there a movie for that real story? I could swap other errands with a WWII movie during a summer afternoon. Thanks for the share, Patty.
I'm responsible for that wikimapia stuff. I saw a spent aircraft drop-tank on Lusong beach next to that point a few years ago. It was cut off on top and outriggers were attached to it, they fashioned it like a boat. I forgot to take a picture of that tank. It was made of fiberglass-like stuff. I don't know if it's from the downed Japanese plane near that point. I just read from a book and on the internet about a Japanese plane downed by the Battery C near that point. I have never returned to Lusong to further up my research.
Fortune, the guy's holding some info from me. Somebody wants to buy the house for a price because of the alleged tank underneath.
CB, I used to think that there were almost nothing to find in Mariveles because a lot were retrieved from several years ago, bombs, bullets, guns, boxes of ammunitions, trucks, etc. Scrappers, treasure-hunters, ordinary men and collectors, from low-lying lands to hills. But I was surprised how plenty are the finds and the other stuff lost to the thieves from our friend. I was with Bob, and we're planning to get back for more.
Back to the topic: Reading from the letter of Vic's friend sure brings out the excitement in me. There's more to find.
I remember someone told me last year that they found a WWII tank buried underneath somebody else's house in Bataan. He didn't spill the beans, no matter how I persuade him, with regards to its location. Perhaps, the story is true.
Karl Welteke: Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! As of tomorrow morning, will be off to a family event, Christmas at wife’s village on the San Bernardino Strait. We will be gone for two weeks. Mabuhay.
Dec 23, 2017 19:00:43 GMT 8
westernaus: Thank you Karl and the best of Christmas and new year to you and all who make this a fantastic site
Dec 24, 2017 11:17:04 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Arrived at the Sa Bernardino Straits, did not see any enemy ships going thru yet. Got comms (internet) when power is on, but am busy setting up camp. Already found San Miguel beer, salamat. Thanks westernaus.
Dec 26, 2017 17:49:29 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Hello de-la hyde, used some of your pictures, look at recent posts!
Jan 2, 2018 15:00:40 GMT 8
delahyde: Thanks Karl - I have updated my webpage. I like the Hotel photo you posted
Jan 3, 2018 15:39:27 GMT 8
Karl Welteke: Too bad that you did not add the URL of your last reply of the GREAT FRENCH WEBSITE and we could have looked at those pictures at full screen!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 6, 2018 14:41:59 GMT 8
delahyde: Hello Karl: I do not know what you mean. Bing Higgins sent me his original slides which I scanned, placed some on Panoramio, then returned AUS to US. Many people use my photos - not always with acknowledgement.
Karl Welteke: Delahyde, sorry, my comment was directed to EXO re his entry about the bombing in Manila 1941.
Jan 10, 2018 10:01:17 GMT 8
delahyde: Karl, thanks for the clarification. Good luck with your investigations.
Jan 11, 2018 14:42:10 GMT 8
sherwino: hello, folks. I feel like a newbie here after a long time.
Jan 13, 2018 13:18:36 GMT 8
westernaus: Good to see you back Sherwino and Victor and TMayer .
Jan 13, 2018 16:42:31 GMT 8
sherwino: Thanks, westernaus.
Jan 13, 2018 19:39:45 GMT 8
tmayer: Thanks westernaus.
Jan 14, 2018 6:45:22 GMT 8
email@example.com: Dear Karl Welteke: Under the original numbering of GLP, No.5 was Primera Luz Lodge while No. 9 was Island Lodge. After WW2, Minerva joined the merging into Island Luz Minerva No. 5.
Jan 15, 2018 12:25:46 GMT 8
firstname.lastname@example.org: Dear Karl Welteke: It took us a year to find the Corregidor map that showed the USWV Hall. The present hall is our best approximation.
Jan 15, 2018 12:28:08 GMT 8
email@example.com: Dear Karl Welteke: When we found the location, it was a stinking garbage dump. It was either that more accurate location or the nearby and more dignified looking former horse cadaver incineration facility. Fidelity to history won the day.
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