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Corregidor Foundation Inc. arranged for us to be picked up at Camaya Point. That costs 1250 peso one way.
Leaving Camaya Point for Corregidor by boat.
We all got together at MacArthur Café at noon, ate and made a plan for this afternoon. The first toppled tree near MacArthur Café.
More typhoon damage at MacArthur Café; the cover over the pool table.
The woods between MacArthur Café, the Chapel and Skipper hill have suffered much but I guess they are not the right trees for this purpose and location.
We asked the hotel to transport us to the Spanish Flagpole and we started walking down the Senior Officer Quarters (SOQ), west.
This map shows where we were going to look and what we did next.
This image gave a plan of action how to find the pole and it succeeded.
This 1935 map shows the location of the area of the pole and one also can see the location of ‘Radio 1‘.
This is the ‘Radio 1’ structure, inside and looking west, this was the landmark for the beginning of the search for the Historic Flagpole of 16th Feb 2010.
Following the track three images ago, just before we found the flag pole stump, we noticed this concrete trench structure to our right.
We found the flagpole, just where the pictures showed it to be but it is now only a stump. My bolo there is 19 inches long.
The flag pole stump in another direction. The orange map tube is 26 inches long.
Close up of the last image.
A few feet back, towards Radio 1, west, is this trench looking structure again, now in the other direction.
This 1935 Corregidor map, around Battery Wheeler, covers the area of our next activities.
This was some of the Typhoon Conson damage on the road to Battery Cheney.
We entered the Battery Wheeler area at the blown up entrance of Battery Wheeler tunnel which this image shows.
We wanted to find emergency controls E’4 (Wheeler) and E’’4 (Wheeler),this is E’’4, the lower one.
My partner John Moffitt with his GPS and he can find anything with it. He and I had separated from PFW and Ivor.
This is E’4, the upper one, it was covered with broken tree branches from the Typhoon Banyang.
We started in Subic Bay, visited the Hellships Memorial there first and proceeded by car to the bottom of Bataan. A military logistic ship happened to be in port. See description below!
Battery Boston area was our next goal and we looked at this very distinct Dugout which was built with heavy lumber.
Next was for John to show me how to find the dugout of Col. Bunker quickly; he was the Commander of the heavy Sea Defense guns.
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.