Hey Vic....I say again, the present day view compared to 1945 is absolutely mind boggling. Who "woulda thunk" that the intersection of these two avenues/streets was the bulls eye on long ago bombing missions. Excellent stuff, just as I said over on your website.
I would have never guessed that those streets were built over runways. I wonder if any people who pass by there daily have any idea of this history under their feet. I expect the number is very close to zero.
- Nielson's was Manila's first international airport - Original main runway was at Paseo (not Ayala). The Japanese extended the apron at Ayala to make it the main runway in late 43 and early 44. They were extending Paseo but the lieberating forces were coming back. - Area of the boneyard and hangar was the old AFESA building, now located near current day PLDT and Ayala Museum.
Wow, I can see where my house stands today, and I am not joking. In one of the photos you can see Zobel Roxas and Vito Cruz extension, all the way to La Salle College in Taft Avenue and the Sun Cruises docks.
BLussier: I am the niece of Pvt. Robert D. Turner 13030357 listed as MIA on Corregidor. Still working with DPAA on Robert’s case. In the first entry on thread you mention a report and give info from Col. (Chaplain) Boerman that references cremating bodies in tunnel
Mar 6, 2021 10:58:01 GMT 8
BLussier: Is it possible to get a copy of that report? DPAA analyst never heard this before. I read the same info in a book. It was reported by a doc in the tunnel. Unfortunately I did not write the book title/ author info so can not use that info as evidence this
Mar 6, 2021 11:02:20 GMT 8
BLussier: is what could have happened to Robert’s body. Thank you! Bobbye (Turner) Lussier
Mar 6, 2021 11:04:28 GMT 8
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
Apr 21, 2021 1:55:19 GMT 8