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Bataan and Corregidor: The Fall of the Philippines

An introduction to the strategic importance of the Philippine Islands, their doomed defense, and the American withdrawal and surrender on April 9, 1942.

U.S. Army Nurses in the Philippines

What was it like to be a nurse on December 8, 1941 in the Philippines -- the day the Japanese began their attack?


The Allies retook the Philippine island of Leyte in an amphibious assault on October 20, 1944. Naval battles in Leyte Gulf continued from October 23 to October 26, 1944.


The Allies retook the Luzon peninsula in a massive amphibious assault on January 9, 1945. This enabled the creation of an air base for attacks on Japan.

Heroes of the Philippines

Fascinating, inspiring stories and details about the heroes of Bataan and Corregidor, Leyte, and Luzon who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Bicol Campaign, Luzon, Philippine Islands, April 3-4, 1945. 158th Regimental Combat Team, the "Bushmasters."

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