Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Japanese occupies the US colony, the Philippines

1941 - Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, military adviser to the United States colonial government in the Philippine Islands dubbed the "Philippine Commonwealth," is placed in active service as commander of the newly created USAFFE (United States Armed Forces in the Far East) during World War II; some 100,000 Filipino soldiers whom MacArthur has trained in modern warfare will be inducted under his command; however, in five months' time, Bataan province, where MacArthur will run to his retreat, will fall during the Japanese's
so-called December 1941-May 1942 Philippine Campaign, part of the early developments during the Pacific theatre of the Second World War, with Japan to be able to occupy the US colony, the Philippines, until 1945.

Photo credit: http://www.smccd.net/accounts/skylib/oralhist/Ignacio/

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