I have a Question for you. Is there a group or origination that works at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial that may be willing to take a picture for a family member? I like to get a pictures of my uncles name its on the wall of the missing.
I requested a memorial headstone for him to be put in the Great Lakes National cemetery here in Michigan this yr. When and If I get the picture I like to make shadow boxes with pictures of his memorials here and the one in PI with the only picture of him I have. It was taking in PI. After basic training in 1941.
Thank You for the offers and suggestions .. I will give the photo request a shot to see what happens. I don't want to take time from someone planned trip. I wish we had a base there I be on military hop so fast... Again thank you for the Inform.
Sounds like you've done your homework, but I'll ask anyway. Have you obtained a copy of his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF)? These are also known as 293 files.
Amazing what you find in them. Often the military knows more than they told the family after the war. Call the appropriate Service Casualty Office and they should send you a copy without charge. Addresses are available at www.dtic.mil/dpmo/index.htm
If nothing else, the casualty office may be looking for a family contact in case remains are ever recovered.
His Record were in the fire in 1973 I have a NA13038 a Certification of Militart Service. As for how he was KIA He was on a hell ship (Arisan Maru) that was torpedoed by the U.S. on 24Oct1944 it had 1800 POWs. on it. There were only 8 or 9 survivors. His name is Pvt. Clarence R. Susanka. G Btry 60th CA AA.
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?
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
EXO: OK GUYS - I HAVE REDUCED OUR MEMBERSHIP DOWN TO 82, ON A "LESS IS MORE" BASIS. THERE WAS TOO MUCH DEADWEIGHT. ANYONE WHO HASN'T MADE THEIR FIRST POST WITHIN A FEW MONTHS MAY HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP DELETED.
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
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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one50: Good to see everyone..it's been a while.
Nov 16, 2022 13:45:10 GMT 8
Peter J johnson: I am looking for the personell photo of my father STAFF SEARGENT CHRIS W. JOHNSON 2ND BTLN FCOMPANY 3RD SQUAD
Nov 18, 2022 5:48:29 GMT 8
one50: Peter, please register as a user for this forum and we can share info with you. I may have a photo with Chris in it. This "shoutbox" is not the place. Thanks
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BusterS: Did anyone know my father, Harold Stanley, he was in D Bty, 462d, Headquarters Det I think? He passed many years ago and I have very few stories from him.
Jan 7, 2023 7:19:43 GMT 8
Alejandro Rimando: Does anyone have any information on Alejandro Rimando?
Apr 2, 2023 21:59:17 GMT 8
Gordy: Does anyone know a survivor of the Oryoko Maru, who might have known my uncle, USN Ensign Peronneau Wingo? He was a POW at Cabantuan and was on the bombed Oryoko Maru.
May 25, 2023 18:37:45 GMT 8
chadhill: Gordy, try contacting Mark Kelso or James Erickson on the Battle of Bataan Facebook site.
May 30, 2023 23:34:35 GMT 8
Whitney Galbraith: POW historians: I would like to invite your attention to this volume of my father’s World War II memoir which I self-published in 2018 and edited in 2020. Col. Nicoll F Galbraith, GSC, US Army was General Jonathan M. Wainwright’s G-4, Logistics, staff off
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