Hey Army...Thanks a bunch for posting this story. I have heard/read for years about the loot that was dumped in the Bay and attempts to recover same, but this is the most complete rendition that I have seen thus far. When was this Reader's Digest published. I saw a film on the Travel Channel, probably 30 or more years ago showing some scuba divers recovering scattered silver pesos from the Bay floor. I don't know when that film was made, but they certainly weren't finding huge numbers of coins. Thanks again for sharing. Cheers.
Their story ties in with that of John Wright's book, "CAPTURED ON CORREGIDOR".
He mentioned all the silver the divers were giving the prisoners with which they bribed their guards for more food. SOME silver coins sewn into their clothes were taken off Corregidor when the prisoners left in a hurry............ (Check post this site, "Captured On Corregidor").
In 1975 I was married in Manila's Paco Chapel in a traditional Filipino wedding. I went to Ermita to buy the 13 coins you need for the bride to have dropped in their hands during the ceremony, by the future husband to show he will support her, (I think it means he is giving her control of all the money!)
Anyway the Silver Peso coins I bought are from the 1930's. I still have them.
You can still buy coins in Ermita today, but be sure to bring a magnet.........the recent coins I bought as souvenirs are made of steel. Yeah. I checked my Silver coins from the 70's, real silver they are.
EXO: As of 24 January 2022, the ferry provider from MOA to Corregidor has ceased their operation until further notice.
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robert2010: There is a tree outside battery Way with a large chunk of concrete imbedded in it.
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robert2010: I do not know who dug tunnels under Middleside but I have read accounts of men sheltering there during the siege.
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usarmy1979: how do i get back to the home page to keep looking for info of the pi
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usarmy1979: how do i post info on here
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Jazz: Has anyone ever tried finding Pantingan River massacre sites? I'm taking a little stroll over there sometime in the next week, in the trail past Liyang (I see a junction of a trail that might descend from the ridge to the 4th bend of the river)
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chadhill: usarmy1979: try browsing thru the General Board threads for instructions on how to post.
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California - Bob: That was an "awesome read", I like what you are doing! Carry on Sir.
Mar 29, 2022 4:41:43 GMT 8
California - Bob: I forgot to mention that I kind of stumbled here because I was interested in the progress of the Carpas-Botolan Road. You must be in good health with all the walking you've done. Again, I enjoyed your Journeys and thank you ALL for your service. Bob
Mar 29, 2022 4:44:48 GMT 8
California - Bob: Dear Mr. Welteke: Since you have trekked all around Botolan, Zambales "and more", it is time to mention that my (asawa) wife is from Botolan. I was there in the early 2000's, and I "do" plan to return once the virus calms down more. Salamut. Bob/Kano
Mar 29, 2022 5:50:43 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the right thread. Does any one know how the 155m GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were special ramps used or were they lifted on using a crane?
Jun 7, 2022 2:14:03 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the appropriate thread! Does anyone know how the 155mm GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were ramps used or were they lifted by crane? Thanks. Fortman
Jun 7, 2022 2:16:21 GMT 8
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Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
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