The Battle for the Liberation of Manila from February 3 to March 3, 1945, which culminated in a terrible bloodbath and total devastation of the city, ended almost three years, 1942- 1945, of Japanese military occupation in the Philippines and its so-called Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Its capture was marked as General Douglas MacArthur's key to victory in the campaign of reconquest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle for the Liberation of Manila"
The Battle for the Recapture of Bataan from January 31 to February 8 , 1945 by U.S. Forces from the Japanese, part of the campaign for the liberation of the Philippines was waged to secure the western shore of Manila Bay to enable the use of its harbor and open new supply lines for American troops engaged in the crucial battle for the liberation of Manila. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle for the Recapture of Bataan"
The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines, in the early stages of the Pacific War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Bataan"
The Battle for Corregidor was the culmination of the Japanese campaign for the conquest of the Philippines. The fall of Bataan in April 9, 1942 ended all organized opposition by the USAFFE to the invading Japanese forces on Luzon in the northern Philippines. The island bastion of Corregidor with its network of tunnels and formidable array of defensive armament, along with the fortifications across the entrance to Manila Bay, was the remaining obstacle to the 14th Japanese Imperial Army of Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma. The enemy had to take Corregidor; as long as the island remained in American hands, they would be denied the use of the Manila Bay, the finest natural harbor in the Orient. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Corregidor"
The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the invasion and conquest of Leyte in the Philippines by Allied forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur between October 20 and December 31 1944. The battle launched the Philippines campaign of 1944-45. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Leyte"
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, fought in the seas around the island of Leyte in the Philippines from 23 October to 26 October 1944. The Japanese intended to repel or destroy the Allied invasion of Leyte. Instead, the Allied navies inflicted a major defeat on the outnumbered Imperial Japanese Navy which took away Japan's strategic force in the Pacific War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Leyte Gulf"
Luzon, home to the Filipino capital Manila, saw the showdown between Japanese commander Tomoyuki Yamashita and General Douglas MacArthur on December 15 1944. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Luzon" Good to know www.shortopedia.com. Military_history_of_the_Philippines_during_World_War_II
The Battle of Mindanao fought by U.S. Forces and allied Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese from March 10 to August 15 , 1945, in a series of actions officially designated as Operation VICTOR V, and part of the campaign for the liberation of the Philippines during World War II , was waged to complete the recapture of the southernmost portions of the archipelago and secure them from remaining enemy forces. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Mindanao"
The Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941-42, and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces. Although the result was a Japanese victory, the perseverance of the defenders delayed Japanese attacks on other areas, and assisting in Allied counterattacks from late 1942 onwards. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of the Philippines (1941-42)"
Nichols Field ( Luzon, the Philippines), during the World War II era, was the location of the Far East Air Force's U.S. 20th Air Base Group. Also, based here was Troop F of the U.S. 26th Cavalry Regiment. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nichols Field"
Nielson Field ( Luzon, the Philippines) was the location of the U.S. Far East Air Force headquarters. Most of the aircraft of the U.S. Army Forces Far East were based at either Clark Field or Nichols Field. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nielson Field"
The Philippine Army Air Corps was created by the Philippine National Assembly's National Defense Act of 1935. By 1940, the corps had around 40 aircraft and 100 pilots. In 1941, this was reformed, as part of the Far East Air Force. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philippine Army Air Corps"
The Philippine Department (Philippine Garrison -- The Battling Bastards of Bataan) was a regular US Army unit, defeated in the Philippines, during World War II. The mission of the Philippine Department was to defend the Philippine Islands and train the Philippine Army. During World War II, on May 6, 1942, the unit surrendered to the Japanese. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philippine Department"
USAFFE (United States Army Forces - Far East) included the Philippine Department, Philippine Army (2 regular and 10 reserve divisions), and the Far East Air Force (formerly, Philippine Army Air Corps). USAFFE Headquarters was created on July 26, 1941, at No.1, Calle Victoria, Manila, Luzon, the Philippines, with Major General MacArthur as commander. The Chief of Staff was Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland and the Deputy Chief of Staff was Major General Richard J. Marshall. The core of this command (including MacArthur, Marshall, and Sutherland) was drawn from the Office of the Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government. ...more on Wikipedia about "U.S. Army Forces Far East" http://www.shortopedia.com rocks. Military_history_of_the_Philippines_during_World_War_II
The Philippine Division was the core of the US Army's Philippine Department. On July 31, 1941, the division consisted of 10,473 troops, mostly enlisted Filipinos, known as the Philippine Scouts. All of the division's enlisted men, with the exception of the 31st Infantry Regiment, and various military police and headquarters troops, were Philippine Scouts. ...more on Wikipedia about "U.S. Philippine Division"
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