Clarke, Hamamoto, Yamashita, Hendricks, and Guy, at Yamashita's arraignment, Manila, Philippines, 8 Oct 1945
PT-221 and PT-222, Higgins 78-foot motor torpedo boats, along with many other PT Boats being stripped of their parts before their hulls were burned, Samar, Philippines, Nov 1945.
Inauguration ceremony of President RamÃ³n Magsaysay and Vice President Carlos Garcia, Independence Grandstand (now Quirino Grandstand), Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines, 30 Dec 1953
Luz Magsaysay, Eleanor Roosevelt, and RamÃ³n Magsaysay in Manila, Philippines, 26 Aug 1955
Sergio OsmeÃ±a, RamÃ³n Magsaysay, and others, 16 Mar 1957
Men working at the crash site of the Philippine C-47 presidential transport aircraft (which had killed President RamÃ³n Magsaysay), Balamban, Cebu, Philippines, 17 Mar 1957
The 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 â€“ after 30 years in the hills.
USNS Spica in drydock, Ship Repair Facility Subic Bay, Philippines, 1 Jan 1987; note USS Proteus tending two submarines
Entrance of the Malinta Tunnel, Corregidor, Philippines, Oct 2007
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"
George Patton, 31 May 1944
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