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Karl Welteke on Corregidor Island 2nd July 2009
Map of PFW and KWW’s first day activities, the Navy Tunnels in Malinta Hill.
Navy tunnel 'Roger' in Malinta Hill, this 1st section is 37 meter long per AJM's measurements. We are looking back towards the entrance.
Navy tunnel 'Roger' in Malinta Hill, still in the 1st section and looking in.Left seem to be foundations for machinery.
Navy tunnel 'Roger' in Malinta Hill, a shot back towards the entrance. AJM measures this tunnel at 155 meters and he had a rough job doing it ones he he got across the collapsed area further in.
Navy tunnel 'Roger' in Malinta Hill, right at the entrance is this 35 or 45 degree turn. We are looking back towards the entrance.
Navy tunnel 'Roger' in Malinta Hill, both remaining accessable Navy tunnels are this tight to get in.
Navy tunnel 'Sugar' in Malinta Hill, this is the end at the full collaps. AJM measures this tunnel 51.5 meters to this point.
The Navy tunnel ‘Sugar’ in Malinta Hill, I'm standing on top the collapsed portion/end and look down, back onto my partner PFW.
The Navy tunnel ‘Sugar’ in Malinta Hill, this is the only portion where one can see the floor/deck of the tunnel. It does not have any rail tracks.
The Navy tunnel ‘Sugar’ in Malinta Hill, looking back over an area where the ceiling came down. The tunnel also turns here about 35 or 45 degrees towards this direction. Also at right there is a branch tunnel but it is collapsed.
The Navy tunnel ‘Sugar’ in Malinta Hill, on top of the collapsed branch tunnel. We figure it is connected to the three buried Navy tunnels.
Map for part of our 2nd day activities, searching the Battery Boston area , possible end of the Middleside Tunnel and a shaft in the berm of Battery Wheeler.
This big piece of concrete is behind, down slope of Senior Officer Quarter #28D. Is it from the Battery Geary explosion? We didn't find any metal pin for the possible exit of the Middleside Tunnel.
Behind, down slope of Senior Officer Quarter #28D we found this perfect square hole?
Behind, down slope of Senior Officer Quarter #28D we found this. It seems a round container was filled with a type of cement. One finds these things all over the island, that must have been one method of producing defense works items.
Closer to the 3 NCO Barracks AJM showed us this structure.
On the Battery Wheeler berm PFW directed us to find this deep shaft. It has two pipes near the bottom.
In the Battery Wheeler berm, near the above shaft, on the battery ground level is this space. Are they connected?
The only metal pedestal of all the mobile AA 3 Inch guns. PFW had seen it before and with his help we found it.
Near by the previous pedestal is this square hole. It is not clear but it still has lumber installed all around the 4 sides.
The pre 1921 AA position at the Battery Boston area, the gun block.
The pre 1921 AA position at the Battery Boston area, a structure near by.
The pre 1921 AA position at the Battery Boston area, a man hole and the vent shaft of the magazine can be seen.
2013-02-12 Near those steps in the last image is this large concrete block. It came from what explosion? It looks a little similar like the mystery concrete near the Japanese gun on the Morrison Hill slopes.
2013-02-12 Barrio San Isidro had a separate road towards the Stockade Level and crossed a small creek with this bridge between the Barrio and the Nipa Quarters.
2013-02-12 These steps go down the slope on the north side of the San Isidro Rise coming from that long walkway which runs pretty much on a north-south axis.
2013-02-12 Here is a walkway at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 These are foundations for houses at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 This is a low embankment for the road on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
This map pretty much describes what I seen so far as what is left from Barrio San Isidro and what is in this album.
2013-02-12 San Isidro is on a rise and here are some steps between the two different in height street levels. These steps are on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
2008-09-23 View from the former Barrio San Isidro Rise towards the Middleside parade grounds. The house was the former and post WWII Aviary residence and is now used by the American couple doing research and promotion for Corregidor.
2013-02-12 This embankment is along a road at the SE corner of the former San Isidro, near the Nipa Quarters.