18) I assume the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment is at attention at the left side of the photo. The men standing by the AA Artillery and the searchlights are probably members of the 60th Coast Artillery Regiment.
19) Members of the 59th CA Regt. Notice the white triangle insignia of the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment on the building
20 & 21) (left) Two 59th CA with their M1903 Springfields. (right) Two Two 59th CA men with a member of the 92nd CA (PS)
These are all the photos from Corregidor in the album. Later on in the album, the soldier had a few photos of Philippine currency, scenes from Manila, some pictures of carabao, and finally big lizards in Cotabato. Hope you enjoyed them!
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2011 0:20:16 GMT -5 by friscohare
Hey Frisco....Great stuff. Thanks for posting. I couldn't help but notice the belt buckles worn by troops of this period. How different from the solid metal ones worn by World War 2 and Korean era personnel.
Hey Vic....I posted a "wild notion" concerning the Troopship General Grant,etc over on the Corregidor website. As I said in the post, it is a "half baked" hypothesis of my own doing, but I would like to know what you (or any other of the fine folks on this forum) might think of my fantasy. Cheers.
I think you're right Okla. That little island does look like La Monja and the starboard side landmass looks like Cavite. It just makes sense as it turns east into Manila Bay. These ships usually pass through the sheltered waters of the Visayas to get to Manila.
Vic and to all your friends. Thank you for all your work and contribution to this great website. And I like to express the same gratitude to all your friends and the many contributors to this website. It is really an outstanding web site. Karl, the PI Sailor