Wow! Looks like an "After the Battle" layout. These pictures are great. Thank you Ray and Victor for posting them. I only wish that more stuff could have been preserved in the Philippines. The only existing Japanese tank I know is in Villa Escudero. I went there looking for a Japanese Zero. But no luck. Have any of you guys seen the pair of M-24 Chaffee's in Lingayen? They (the townspeople)claim that it was used during WWII and landed with MacArthur but I have not come across any documentations,textual/photographic, that the Americans brought this type of tank in the Philippines during WWII. I know that they were issued to Philippine tankers during the Korean war. So were did these tanks come from and who used them? In the PMA parade ground there used to be an M4 composite hull Sherman tank, an M7 Priest and a P51D "Skipper". I remember climbing in and out of them including the Mustang during the 70s. Are they still there? Last time I was there during the late 80s they were gone, hopefully relocated indoors. I used to sit in the gunners seat inside the Sherman tank. I remember it having all its internal parts ,albeit rusty, and we could elevate the gun and rotate the turret. All these artifacts were surely used during the liberation of the Philippines. I hope that they are being preserved.
Glad you liked the photo. my dad and uncle were camera bugs even before the war so every now and then I'd find an old print or a stack of negatives that survived.
Yes, 3rd lieutnants. I suppose its another of those British things like a "warrant officer"?
If so then it goes with the Britannic Enfields, the 18-pounders, the Wolsley inspired guinit helmets, and the bren carriers which found their way into the commonwealth army.
Here's another photo of my uncle George this time, wearing civilian duds while on leave from the academy. I think this shot was taken at the foot of Jones Bridge in pre-war Manila, beautiful city in those days wasn't it?
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Hi folks, I was actually looking for the pay range of our parents in the WWII Commonwealth Army when I stumble to this site. I would like to join being a WWII brat who also retired in the USAF after over 21 years of service, duty, honor, and fun.
If anyone knows the pay of a Corporal in the said discriminated service, please email me at email@example.com. Once a brown, will always be a little brown for some kano.