I very much would love to have those pictures.They will definitely put a bit of nostalgia and history to the coke bottles of the same period. By the way may, I presume that they were taken by your dad? If there are captions to these photos please provide me a copy as well. I would also need some additional information on your dad’s stay here including his complete name, rank, company, regiment, and possibly a photo of him… if I am not imposing too much. Before putting all these on display, rest assured that I will send you a draft for your comment(s) and approval.
I am very sure the American servicemen then had very good reasons to dispose of those equipments back then. Surely, they could have benefit the Filipinos, but then as I understand it, there were still some pockets of resistance from the Japanese, even though a formal agreement of surrender was already signed. What I heard though from the local folks of Guiuan is that WW2 warplanes had been dumped, seen (again) and tried to be salvaged, but to no avail. From around here, there are stories that unexploded bombs were (and still are) utilized by the local fishermen for its gunpowder. They use this as one of the ingredient for their homemade dynamites for fishing.
Upon completing the set-up, I will definitely send you a picture. Again, thank you very much.