Arriving U.S. Army Nurses are excitedly welcomed by nurses that had been internees at Santo Tomas for the past 3 years, Manila, Philippines, Feb. 1945
The nurses that had been imprisoned at Santo Tomas had been veterans of Bataan and Corregidor. Many of the nurses had been old friends that have not seen each other for the past three years. The interned nurses had been doing regular duty in the Japanese held hospital. The picture shows interned nurse Lt. Rita Palmer of Boston, hugging an old freind newly arrived Lt. Dorothy Davis of New York City.
Father and son internees take cover in a makeshift shelter they constructed during the Japanese shelling of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, Feb. 1945
Santo Tomas internees were terrified by the intense shelling by the Japanese. Here Mr. Archibald Mathews and his son, Nicholas, take cover in a shelter they made in their own shack that was in the shanty area of the compound. Notice the young boy covering his ears as protection from the intense loud explosions.
First American flag to be displayed in on Santo Tomas
First American flag to be displayed in over three years at Santo Tomas that was used as an interment camp where they held American and other Nationals that was at war against Japan. Manila, Philippines, Feb. 1945
Santo Tomas Internment Camp
1942-1943, Santo Tomas Internment Camp Bathtub for hair washing. Washing clothes in the back. Margaret Evalyn Whitaker on right in the blouse with flowers on the blouse's pockets Margaret's mother, Evalyn Eddy Whitaker, in the middle
Feb. 12, 1945, evacuating liberated nurses from Santo Tomas University, Manila, Philippines
Feb. 12, 1945... A makeshift runway was cleared on one of the broad streets north of Santo Tomas and this Curtiss C-46 landed to evacuate these liberated nurses first to Leyte then by ship back to the USA. This photograph is from the National Archives and Records Administration of the USA.. www.archives.gov/
Prisoners liberated from a prison camp in or near Manila, Luzon, Philippines, 1945
The liberated prisoners eat their first meal away from their Japanese captors in three years. Knapsacks worn by the children were made by their mother to carry all of their belongings.
November 2008 – Prison Photography
Carl Mydans. Freed American and Filipino prisoners outside main entrance of Santo Tomas University which was used as a Japanese prison camp before Allied liberation forces entered the city. Manila, Luzon, Philippines. February 05, 1945