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« on: July 05, 2009, 09:23:27 PM »

17-19 2009 July, Fort Mott, New Jersey

"Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bay"
Living History
July 17-19, 2009
Fort Mott, New Jersey

I. Situation:

a) The Japanese have been increasing their hold on China, and continue to threaten western interests across the Pacific. Since the signing the Tri-Partite Pact in 1940, Japan's interests have increasingly diverged from those of the United States and Great Britain. American forces in the Philippines have been increasing in strength since the fall of 1940. Additional soldiers have arrived for the Harbor Defense regiments from the United States beginning in the Fall of 1940. The April 1941 arrival of the UST Grant brought almost 1,000 new Coast Artillery soldiers to the HDM&SB. The defenses are being brought up to standard, new equipment installed, and newly arrived soldiers trained on the existing armament. Members of the 59th, 60th, 91st and 92nd Coast Artillery Regiments continue to prepare for inevitable war. Filipino reserve units are scheduled for induction into the United States Army in August 1941. President Roosevelt and General Marshall are locked in a heated debate with congress over extending the Selective Service Act (draft and force use authorities) which will expire 1 September 1941. On 21 July President Roosevelt will speak to the American People on the extension of the Selective Service Act and allowing National Guard and drafted soldiers to be deployed outside the continental United States (prohibited under the current act).

b) AGFA members transform Fort Mott into Fort Mills, Philippine Islands. Fort Delaware will become Fort Hughes, and Ft. DuPont is the southern tip of Bataan (Pucot Hill). Battery Arnold becomes Battery Wheeler and Battery Harker becomes Battery Grubbs.

II. Mission: The HDM&SB prepare the defenses during 17-19 July 1941 (2009) and explain to the visiting public the significance of the HDM&SB defenses and how soldiers prepared for war in the summer of 1941.

For more information see Web-site:  http://coastalforts.home.mindspring.com/FortMottJune07.htm
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