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Steve Foster 

 

This is, without doubt, the most comprehensive private collection of photographs of the 503d PRCT on Mindoro and Negros in 1945.    

"Frank Foster, Company G, of Williston, North Dakota, served on Mindoro and Negros from March 1945, until reassignment to the 11th Airborne and transfer to Japan late that year.  He purchased a set of photos from an unidentified member of the 503d, who shared his experiences in the Philippines.  The photographer indexed the pictures and sold as many sets as he could.  Frank thinks he took delivery of the pictures after returning home in May 1946.  Frank, (pictured above in late 1944 when he visited the homestead on leave following completion of training at Fort Benning, and immediately prior to being shipped overseas,) is also visible in picture #76, back row, second from left, and in #77, holding the sword." 

Owing to the number of photographs in this collection (approx. 146), their size and high-resolution,  these thumbnails are not be linked to their corresponding photographs - but are linked  on the Membership CD Rom.  

1 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945
2 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945
3 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945
4 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945
5 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945
6 - Practice Jump, Mindoro, PI - March 1945


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Dumaguete, Negros
Then and Now
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All photographs in this feature are courtesy Frank Foster, "G" Company, 503d PRCT.
Copyright , The Corregidor Historic Society, 1999-2002 & 503d PRCT Heritage Bn.
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2003. Then and Now photographs Steven Foster, 2003.