1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 5, 2021 8:32 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking photos of Grande Island and/or Fort Wint

    John Duresky Newbie

      I'm writing a book about men that served on Fort Wint on Grande Island in Subic Bay, Philippines, 1940 and 1941.   On Christmas day 1941, Fort Wint was abandoned by the Americans, and then from late December 1941, Fort Wint was then occupied by Japanese troops until the American Army retook it in January, 1945.   There was no ground combat either time when the Americans abandoned it or when the Americans retook it because the Japanese had likewise abandoned it.   I am looking for any photos of that island or fort between about early 1940 through November 1945.

        • Re: Seeking photos of Grande Island and/or Fort Wint
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Duresky,

           

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          Photographs of various U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.

           

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