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The Hellships Memorial in Subic Bay in front of the former NAVY Head Quarter and the present one of the Subic Bay Freeport. Randy Anderson, the Memorial Cordinator arrives. This is the URL to the project: http://www.hellshipsmemorial.org/
Today, the day belongs to the memory of LT N.Minter Dial the Commanding Officer of the USS Napa AT-32 who perished here.
Information on this Officer and this ship can be found on the www, just 'google' it. His surviving family members dedicated this plaque to him and the ship.
The family of this perished soldier, Pvt. Alexander Gorr, also sponsored a plaque at this memorial
Just to give you an idea where you are- looking down the shore wall in front of the SBMA HQ towards the former Officer Boat Landing.
This is a historical view from the Memorial. The new container port at Cubi Point is finnished and the 1st ship has come and is gone and the first containers ever are in plain view, signalling "The Port is Open".
In the middle is the Hellship Memorial Cordinator, Randy Anderson who also organized today's event. Left, is the expat and professional photographer Kevin Hamdorf. At right is the Memorial Building Cordinator,Bill Hamby.
The same group from the previous pic waiting for the guests to arrive.
Brian, the entrepreneur of the famous 'Vasco Restaurant, Museum, Bar and Hotel', in the Subic Bay Freeport, stopped by with some friends from his native Aussie Land.
Bob Chester and Bill Hamby, the two doers and makers of the Memorial behind the cordinator.
The two fellows again; I learned that Old Bob was a Boatswains Mate like I was in the Club and I served with Bill at the all importand Ship Repair Activity, Subic Bay 1989-1991.
Brian Homan of the famous 'Vasco Club' on the former Naval Base truely runs a most unique establisment; he just happened to stop by.
The Guests of Honor are arriving.
The Guests of Honor in front of the former and present HQ.
We are gathering to start and make our acquaintance.
How could I resist not making this shot, several of our beautiful participants.
Bob again and Edna Binkowski, the resident Historian of WWII in the Philippine and the Authority of the WWII Happenings in her native Bataan Province.
The son of Lt Dial, Randy Anderson and the grandson of LT Dial are being presented an US Flag
Again the three Gentlemen from a wider angle with almost the entire Hellships Memorial.
Another VIP visitor, it is Spike who was held as POW in North Viet Nam. He is autographing his book for Ms. Edna Binkowski. You also can find out more about him by just searching with 'Spike'.
The Dial Family are conversing with the Hellships Cordinator Randy Anderson.
Spike and the Dial Family are looking at the new plaque, honoring Lt Dial who perished here on the hellship.
Same as last pic. The Hellships Memorial has a good coverage on the www, just search and click.
Randy Anderson and Edna Binkowski having a conversation.
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.