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American soldiers advancing past a dead Japanese soldier near Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 12 Apr 1945Men of the US 90th Field Artillery fired their gun at a Japanese position, Balete Pass, Luzon, 19 Apr 1945
American soldiers advancing past a dead Japanese soldier near Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 12 Apr 1945Men of the US 90th Field Artillery fired their gun at a Japanese position, Balete Pass, Luzon, 19 Apr 1945
LtCol LF Maybach, with pen, completing paperwork relating to Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, seated, Aug 7, 1945, Libby Field, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.USMC PBJ Mitchell pilot Maj Sidney Groff, right, adds the name of Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to the flight manifest at Libby Field in Davao, Mindanao for transfer to Moret Field, Zamboanga, Philippines, Aug 7, 1945
LtCol LF Maybach, with pen, completing paperwork relating to Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, seated, Aug 7, 1945, Libby Field, Davao, Mindanao, Philippines.USMC PBJ Mitchell pilot Maj Sidney Groff, right, adds the name of Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to the flight manifest at Libby Field in Davao, Mindanao for transfer to Moret Field, Zamboanga, Philippines, Aug 7, 1945
Certainly with mixed feelings, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada watches bombs fall on the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters that he had just led the bombers to, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, PhilippinesFrom the radio operator’s position in a USMC PBJ Mitchell, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada looks for landmarks to find the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters complex, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines
Certainly with mixed feelings, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada watches bombs fall on the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters that he had just led the bombers to, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, PhilippinesFrom the radio operator’s position in a USMC PBJ Mitchell, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada looks for landmarks to find the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters complex, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines
Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada using the intercom aboard a USMC PBJ Mitchell bomber to relay instructions to his interpreter about the location of the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters, Aug 9, 1945On the return trip aboard a USMC PBJ Mitchell bomber, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada contemplates the bombing raid he just helped the Americans execute, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines
Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada using the intercom aboard a USMC PBJ Mitchell bomber to relay instructions to his interpreter about the location of the Japanese 100th Infantry Division headquarters, Aug 9, 1945On the return trip aboard a USMC PBJ Mitchell bomber, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada contemplates the bombing raid he just helped the Americans execute, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines
US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, headphones, relays information from Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to guide the bombing strike to the target area, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, PhilippinesUS Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles T Imai provide a briefing for the 1st Marine Air Wing fighter and bomber pilots, Aug 9, 1945
US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, headphones, relays information from Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada to guide the bombing strike to the target area, Aug 9, 1945, Mindanao, PhilippinesUS Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer H Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles T Imai provide a briefing for the 1st Marine Air Wing fighter and bomber pilots, Aug 9, 1945
US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles Imai provide a briefing for fighter and bomber pilots of the 1st Marine Air Wing, Aug 9, 1945USMC 2Lt Gordon Growden, combat correspondent, interviews Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada prior to a bombing mission against the prisoner’s former headquarters, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Aug 9, 1945
US Army Ground Liaison Officer Maj Mortimer Jordan, left, Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada, center, and interpreter Sgt Charles Imai provide a briefing for fighter and bomber pilots of the 1st Marine Air Wing, Aug 9, 1945USMC 2Lt Gordon Growden, combat correspondent, interviews Japanese POW 2Lt Minoru Wada prior to a bombing mission against the prisoner’s former headquarters, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Aug 9, 1945
The eight skulls found by Pedro Cerono, 23 Nov 1945; they were the evidence of the 1 Jul 1945 Tapel MassacreThe Philippine Campaign officially came to a close when Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda was relieved of duty by Major Yoshimi Taniguchi on Lubang Island, Philippines, Mar 1974 – after 30 years in the hills.
The eight skulls found by Pedro Cerono, 23 Nov 1945; they were the evidence of the 1 Jul 1945 Tapel MassacreThe Philippine Campaign officially came to a close when Imperial Japanese Army Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda was relieved of duty by Major Yoshimi Taniguchi on Lubang Island, Philippines, Mar 1974 – after 30 years in the hills.

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