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    Grande Island Zambales Province | Luzon Philippines

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Ken Barber 1945

Location
Lat 14° 46' 0N Long 120° 13' 60E  Island at the entrance of Subic Bay.

Wartime History
During 1885, the Spanish established an anchorage and coaling station at Subic Bay and fortified Grande Island. The Spanish planned to emplace four 5.9" guns on the island.

Occupied by the Japanese during 1942 until the end of January 1945. On January 30, 1945 US Army troops landed on Grande Island supported by US Navy carrier aircraft from Task Group 77.4.

Today
Part of the island is the Grande Island Resort, open to tourists and guests, with boat service daily from Subic Bay. The resort provides tours of the fortifications for guests.

Fort Wint
Guarding the entrance to Subic Bay with gun emplacements remaining to this day.

Battery Jewell
Four 3" guns

Battery Woodruff
Two 6" guns

Battery Warwick
Two 10" guns

Battery Flake
Four 3" guns

Battery Hall
Two 6" guns

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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