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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:47 am
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Here are a couple of off topic photos

Thes are on Guam, Japanese guns all over the Island

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These photographs are from Corregidor, the Philippines

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Destroyed Battery Geary, destroyed by Japanese shellfire



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12 inch Mortars in Battery Way



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12inch Long Range Battery Hearn



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Battery Cheney



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some things found on the Island

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:12 am
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These kind of tie in with your photos. I took these while landing at Corregidor in 1994 for the '50th anniversery of the Philippines' celebrations. Not sure what batteries these are, so I'll leave that to those of you who are more knowledgable about these emplacements.












And here's a couple of Pointe du Hoc for those of you who are interested. These were taken in 04 June 1995 for the '50th Anniversery of D-Day' celebrations.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:41 am
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I certainly liked them! Thanks Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:45 pm
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Hey, is this coastal artillery.....



The same as this position at Fort Casey Washington???



They look alot alike, to the unqualified eye.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:19 am
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After a little research, I believe those are the 12 inch disappearing carriage guns from Battery Wheeler in my second pic. And yes they are coastal artillery. I still do not know what batteries those are in the first, third, and fourth pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:32 am
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Don, that gun came from Fort Wint, Grande Island, Subic Bay, the Philippines it came from Battery Warwick. It was brought here in the 1960's I believe, I can get a better date if anyone cares. Tomorrow I will brake out the pics and maybe ID the photos of the batteries here.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:31 am
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Just Curious since it looks a lot alike the Ft Casey Washington pop up battery.

Heres a little reference History:

COASTAL DEFENSE STUDY GROUP INC

Photo on page above link, is of same gun I am standing on.


In 1858, the U.S. government purchased ten acres of land costing $400 for the construction of Admiralty Head Lighthouse. In 1890, the army took over the premises. It named its garrison "Fort Casey" in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey, the last U.S. Army chief of engineers. At that time, Fort Casey, in union with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, was said to comprise a "triangle of fire" guarding the entrance to Puget Sound.

When the fort was constructed, the old lighthouse had to be moved. A new lighthouse was built on the present site in 1901. Today the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey serves as a historic landmark and interpretive center. The park was incorporated into Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve in 1980.
( www.parks.wa.gov/parkp...Fort+Casey )

NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE (dated March 1909 )

Actual Article in PDF format

Its also the location where the movie 'Officer & a Gentleman' was filmed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:59 pm
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fitzday
i believe pic number
1 is Battery Crockett 2-12" guns on Disappearing Carriages
2 is Battery Wheeler 2-12" guns on Disappearing Carriages number one emplacement
3 is Battery Cheney 2-12" guns on Disappearing Carriages
4 is Battery Cheney 2-12" guns on Disappearing Carriages
5 is the Corregidor Inn at Bottomside

here is a nice set of very current photos from John Monfort
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:12 pm
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Thanks Junk. By the way here's a couple in front of the Middleside Barracks.



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