Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A wooded region in Luzon in Philippines island. U.S. artillery emplacements among the trees. Soldiers beside the artillery. The soldiers under cover near a road. Soldiers wade through a stream under a bridge. Several fighter aircraft in flight. Soldiers moving under cover. The soldiers advance towards Japanese positions on the island. Soldiers fire guns and hurl grenades. Smoke rises from grenade explosion. The soldiers move past Japanese corpses. Soldiers inspect the bodies.
Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A wooded region in Luzon in Philippines island. Filipinos carrying U.S. wounded soldiers on stretchers move along a road in the wooded region. Other soldiers follow. Smoke rises from the shelled Japanese positions on the island. Troops preparing artillery to be fired. Fighter aircraft in flight in the sky. U.S. troops and Filipino porters moving along the region. The artillery being fired. The ammunition in view beside the artillery. Filipino porters and U.S. troops move past Japanese corpses. The group advances through the bushes and trees.
Philippines Campaign in Philippines during World War II. A U.S. soldier cleans a machine gun in an area among trees and bushes, in Luzon in Philippines island. Another soldier seated beside him. Three other soldiers join them. The group of soldiers confer amongst themselves. Fighter aircraft in flight. Japanese positions on the island are bombed and smoke rises. Smoke rises from several shelled Japanese positions.
American troops in their drive toward Manila, in 1945, during World War 2, pass several knocked out and burning Japanese Type 89 Chi-Ro tanks. A dead Japanese soldier, shot dead while trying to commit suicide, lies on the ground with an undetonated hand grenade in his mouth. U.S. M4A2 sherman III tanks and infantry of the XIV Corps moving on the Lingayen Plains Philippines, leading to the capital, Manila. U.S. armor towing artillery ford a stream, as they pass beneath framework of an apparently unusable bridge. A battery of U.S. M101 105mm Howitzer artillery pieces is set up and bombards the Clark Field area. One striking shell produces an explosion, fire and column of black smoke. U.S. troops ride forward atop tanks. Glimpse of one soldier with flamethrower tanks on his back. American tanks firing their guns. Destroyed Japanese aircraft on the ground. A soldier using a mine detector to sweep the area. He signals to another soldier who comes to probe the area with a long knife. Next a soldier is seen standing in a hole dug around a bomb Placed nose up under the ground by the Japanese. Soldiers pull it from the hole, using a rope. U.S. soldiers walk in area full of similar holes and bombs pulled from them. General Douglas MacArthur is seen, on January 26, 1945, walking among remains of Japanese aircraft at Clark Field. He visits the Filipino cemetery at Camp O'Donnell, which was a prisoner of war camp, considered the terminating point of the Bataan Death March, where some 20 thousand Filipinos and almost 2 thousand Americans died during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. MacArthur is seen standing by a large Christian Cross monument, and walks among untended graves marked with small wooden crosses. The Mount Pinatubo volcano is seen on the horizon in the background. MacArthur and those accompanying him walk around a large monument containing a placard written in tagolog. U.S. soldiers start a mortar barrage against Japanese forces dug in on "Hill 70." Infantrymen move through trees and brush to flush out the entrenched enemy. Glimpse of type of improvised device made of explosives and gasoline, that U.S. soldiers are using to drive Japanese troops out of their fortifications. As a soldier watches with binoculars, the camera records several of these devices exploding with great force. Glimpse of a dead Japanese soldier on the ground. U.S. troops ride atop an M18 Gun motor carriage of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, as it crosses a river. American tanks and infantry moving cautiously across a bridge as shells explode ahead of them. Tanks firing at Japanese troops entrenched in hillside above a road. Large numbers of American infantry marching along a road accompanied by tanks. Areas around them burning from fires set by retreating Japanese forces.
Bombardment on Luzon, Philippines during World War 2. Destroyer underway at sea. U.S. sailors watch through binoculars. Various U.S. Navy ships in the background supporting Lingayen Gulf Landings early in the Battle of Luzon. Destroyers, LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry) and battleships underway.
Battle of Corregidor fought between U.S. troops and Japanese troops in Corregidor, Luzon Island, Philipinnes during World War II. Japanese troops lower the U.S. flag and raise the Japanese flag after the fall of Corregidor in 1942. U.S. troops in Japanese prison camps. Invasion of Corregidor on February 16, 1945 by U.S. 503rd Air Regiment and 24th Division. A U.S. convoy underway at sea. U.S. naval battleships attack shore targets. Planes take off from an airfield. U.S. 503rd Air Regiment dropped by parachutes. Paratroopers land in Corregidor. U.S. 24th Division comes ashore in amphibious vehicles, troops land and fight their way inland.