coast artillery

60th Coast Artillery (United States)

The 60th Coast Artillery (AA) (60th CA), during the World War II era, was part of USAFFE's Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays, under the Philippine Coast Artillery Command. This anti-aircraft unit was to provide air defense over Manila Bay and the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. The 60th CA was equipped with 3-inch guns (an older model with a vertical range of 8,200 m), 37mm guns, .50-caliber machine guns, and 60-inch Sperry searchlights.

One battery, with a platoon of searchlights, was located at Fort Wint, in Subic Bay.

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