Pateros (Southeast Metro Manila), celebrating the 1st year anniversary since the liberation of the village from Japanese occupation of WWII, Philippines,1946. War torn Pateros Church or San Roque Parish Church can be seen behind. by John T Pilot, via Flickr
Quiapo - 1941 Plaza Miranda in the heart of Quiapo District, is named after Jose Sandino y Miranda, who served as secretary of the treasury of the Philippines for 10 years beginning in 1853 * LIFE archive ~ Mutya ~
This photo taken by Cpl. Peter Krell. Reconnaissance photographer, 13th Army Air Force, 17th Photo Recon Squadron This photograph is curiously different from the others taken by this photographer. It appears to show a fire in Manila which I assume to be during the battle. His other photos are clearly after the battle.
"The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor (11 United States navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and one nurse-anesthetist) who were captured during the Battle of the Philippines...The nurses were the first large group of American women in combat, and the largest group of American women to ever be taken captive and imprisoned by an enemy force.
Brigadier General Vicente Lim led the 41st Division which defended a portion of the Bataan defense line. He was released after the Bataan Death March as a gesture of goodwill by the Japanese. He joined the resistance and was captured a second time and executed. Only Philippine general killed during WWII
Quiapo Church, also known as the Church of the Black Nazarine, was not war damaged. Picture was taken looking north down Quezon Blvd., Manila, Philippines, 1945
With this picture I am experimenting. This is from the original negative of a snapshot taken by an American soldier. I photographed the negative with my camera and then changed the negative image to positive. Please let me know what you think of the picture as viewed on Flickr.
In the summer of 1942, the U.S. Army called up a skinny California boy barely out of his teens. But at 5’9’’ and 125 pounds, Private Glenn W. Eve was deemed unfit for combat. He might have spent the duration of World War II at a desk, except that he had field skills the Army needed – he was a gifted artist, draftsman and photographer who'd spent the previous four years working for the Walt Disney Co. In July 1944, they promoted him to private first class (Pfc) and assigned him to the…