WWII to Now

 

 

1983 Photo USS New Jersey Passing Fort Drum

Starboard beam view of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) passing between CORREGIDOR (background) and FORT DRUM as she enters Manila Bay.

Date: 3 Jul 1983 Camera Operator: PH2 PAUL SOUTAR ID: DN-SN-83-09891 Service Depicted: Navy

 
 

Plaque on Fort Drum Dedicated to Lt Colonel Lewis Spencer Kirkpatrick Commander Fort Drum 1941-42

Thanks to Mary Kirkpatrick Dailey for allowing us to share this photo.

 
 

Fort Drum

WW II Era Photo Of Explosion at Fort Drum at The Time It Was Recaptured

 
 

Fort Drum 1945

Infantry guard every vent and opening a jap might shoot through. Courtesy The Coast Artillery Journal July-August 1945 " Breaking The Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bay

 
 

Fort Drum (1946)

Courtesy Of Paul Tice

 
 

Battery Benjamin K. Roberts

The battery had two six inch guns M1908M1 in Babette Carriages M1910. The battery had a unique two-level casemate with one gun mounted above the other. This battery was exposed to direct Japanese shelling in 1942 and subjected to direct fire by an American cruiser in 1945. As a result the lower gun was destroyed and casemate pierced in several places. Photo and Text Courtesy of Terrance McGovern.

 
 

Fort Drum

Courtesy Of Fred Hill

 
 

Fort Drum

WW II Era Photo of Fort Drum After It Was Recaptured

 
 

Fort Drum

 
 
 

Fort Drum (2000)

 
 
 

Fort Drum (2000)

 
 
 

Fort Drum

Inside Turret of Main Gun

 
 

Fort Drum

Inside Turret of Main Gun

 
 

Fort Drum

Photo Courtesy of Rusty Russell. Rusty's father Capt Charles E. Russell USN was born in Manila in 1918. After graduating from DeLa Salle College in 1939 he went to the U.S. to join the Navy and help defend his home from the expected Japanese Invasion. As a carrier based fighter pilot he was able to help liberate his homeland. After the war he remained in the navy and served two tours at USNS Sangley Point Cavite R. P.

 
 

Fort Drum

Courtesy Of Fred Hill and Paul Whitman

 
 

Fort Drum

 
 
 

Fort Drum

Battery Roberts

 
 

Headstone MSGT John F. Christopher Battery E 59Th CA 1879-1965

Came Across headstone while visiting the cemetery at Fort Worden

 
 

The Concrete Battleship

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

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