American History, My Genealogy, Photo

Pap: Taken 1947, Outside Bunks in Manila, Philippines

Thomas Alexander Piotrowski, Sr._1947_Manila, Philippines_01
Thomas Alexander Piotrowski, Sr.

After leaving Pittsburgh, PA sometime in late August or early September 1946, traveling cross-country and embarking on the USS General H. W. Butner in San Francisco, CA on September 9, 1946, my pap finally arrived in Manila, Philippines on October 15, 1946.

Over the next few months Pap served as a cook and mess sergeant at the military base based in downtown Manila. This photograph shows pap outside one of the four-person bunks located near the kitchen building and another commercial building used at the base.  Note that the bunks are elevated on stilts in case of flooding.

For the next few weeks I will be posting a lot of pictures from Manila, as that is where the bulk of pap’s collection were taken. There are a few, like this one, that are specifically dated 1947 on the back.  In general, these pictures were taken between October 1946 and February 1947.


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