Post by Karl Welteke on Mar 25, 2010 14:21:59 GMT 8
Friends On the 23 March 2010 five of us walked to the 3 principle points of the Battle of the Points in 1942 at Bataan, Philippines. We parked at Paysawan, bypassed Caibobo, went thru Binuangan and visited Silalim,-Anyasan,-Quinawan,-Agloloma Bays. We wanted to get a feel of the geography of this site of the famous battle. The total walk time was 7 hours to and fro; we climbed up and over 7 ridges each way. Here are the 47 images of this exiting walk:
Hey Karl....Excellent stuff. It was great viewing the area surrounding the sites of these long overlooked battles from back in 1942. Hope you will take us through the "Pockets" area in the future. I certainly envy all you guys who have the opportunity to actually prowl these "sacred" grounds. Keep up the good work. They are certainly appreciated by us who will never get over to the PI.
Hi Okla Indeed, they are on my mind. Sometime I drive across the Bataan Peninsular and come across this marker. But it may a year or two before I walk the area in detail; just got started around Mt. Samat this year.
Hey Karl....I just wanted to relay a belated "thank you" for the pics of the "Pockets" Monument. I, somehow, missed this posting, just running on to it this morning here in Tulsa. It fell thru the "cracks" just as my wife was going thru some rather hectic medical problems and I, for several days, was remiss in checking this website as closely as I generally do. Anyhow, I didn't want you to think that I didn't appreciate you taking the trouble to post these photos. I can't tell you guys who are actually "on the ground" over there in the PI how much your continuing efforts mean to me and I am sure other Bataan/Corregidor "geeks". I repeat, "it's almost like actually being there".
Wow Karl, nice photos! I made a trip to Quinauan Point by zodiac boat in June 1986, but only had a VHS camcorder. I'll be getting a VHS-DVD recorder soon, and then I should be able to reproduce some pictures here. I walked along the beach, and climbed up the cliffs to the top near the prominent point on the NW side.
Here are some aerial photos I took in 1986 from a Cubi Point flying club Cessna:
First is Quinauan Point, NW side, where I climbed the cliffs.
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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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California - Bob: That was an "awesome read", I like what you are doing! Carry on Sir.
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
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fortman: Hi Batteryboy. Thanks for the feedback on the panama mounts. It is as I thought, but have never seen a photo of the ramps being used. Regards.
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