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Skate shore duty
US Navy Band Subic Bay - Cubi Point, Philippines
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 11 July 2018 - 11:04 AM.
Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:05 PM
I've never been to the Philippines but the pictures posted on this thread don't look anything like the way my father described it. He was on a Navy airfield on Mindoro with an ACORN unit. They lived in tents with wood plank floors. The Army "Jolly Rogers" B-24's were on their field because it had a longer runway than the AAF field and they lived in tents with no wood plank floors. When the war ended, he said that they destroyed most of their equipment and went to Manila to get ships home. Manila Bay was full of sunken ships. Photo of Arthur Brown on Mindoro in July 1945.
Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:45 AM
Salvage Sailor - excellent thread! I was there several times between 1980-83. San Miguel beer (warm), Purple Haze (in plastic jugs), balut, BBQ chicken feet, monkey-on-a-stick, "You pay me bar fine"...
Some great(?) times. I remember the restrooms in the bars along $hit River - you look down the hole and just see the river flowing by underneath!
My younger brother was on the Coral Sea one time while my unit was there. I went over to his ship when we got liberty, but they said he had already left. Later that night we ran into each other in Olangapo. A great reunion - got a picture of it somewhere. Also saw two friends from high school there, both sailors. One of them got married there, but said he had it annulled back on base.
We pulled in there once while on float out of Okinawa. Had a buddy who fell in love over the course of a couple days. He said he was going to bring his girl on base, take her to the PX and buy her a refrigerator. He then planned to marry her and go UA (AWOL). We did not let him leave the ship until we pulled out.
Wow - the memories.
Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:57 AM
Ah yes, the PI "Hostess" siren song, "Love you no *hit, buy me drink?"
Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:33 PM
Philippine Islands 6" Cruise Jacket Patch 1969 outlined in gold thread like the RVN cruise patches
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Some cop badges from the PI
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:19 AM
NAVAL AIR STATION CUBI POINT - Home of GECKO AIRWAYS, Your Budget Liberty Airline to the PI
Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:57 AM
Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) USS RANGER CVA/CV-61) Vietnam War
Beach Detachment, Cubi Point PI
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