President of Philippine Island Sergio Osmena poses with four United States Marine pilots on the steps of the Capitol Building. The President shakes hand with pilot. He carries a Marine combat helmet. President Osmena waves his helmet, turns and climbs the steps of Capitol.
Sixth United States Army troops on Leyte island in the Philippines during World War II. Sixth United States Army tanks followed by troops move on the island. A U.S. soldier helping a wounded soldier. The soldiers in a wooded region. The soldiers taking the body of a dead U.S. war photographer from an army jeep and laying the body on the ground. The soldiers attending a military ceremony during which the photographer is buried at the place where he died. The soldiers stand with their heads bowed. People in Tacloban City receive clothing and supplies from the United States. Children seated on a bench. A signboard on a building reads 'First Aid Clinic, Public Dispensary'. Clothes are distributed to the people. A small child is made to wear new clothing. A girl wearing a new dress. View of the people seated. The girl smiles and poses.
U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur's heralded return to the Philippines during World War II. A U.S. Task Force underway to attack the island of Leyte. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, seated between U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Theodore Stark "Ping" Wilkinson and Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, aboard the Task Force Flagship, U.S. Cruiser, USS Nashville (CL-43) en route to Leyte. Animated map describes the Leyte campaign. General MacArthur standing on the Nashville, smoking his signature corn cob pipe. U.S. warships bombarding the Island. U.S. troops of the 24th Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division assault the beach from landing craft, as General MacArthur and his Chief of Starr, Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland, watch from the Nashville. After the beachhead is secured, General MacArthur and President Osmena, of the Philippines, shake hands. MacArthur wades ashore from a landing craft accompanied by President Omena and an entourage of high ranking officers. U.S. troops are seen wading ashore from LSTs. One is numbered 474. Scenes ashore. A water buffalo. Wrecked Japanese tanks. Filipino inhabitants emerging to begin clearing debris away from what is left of their homes. Damaged buildings in Tacloban, .the Provincial Capital of Leyte. Filipino inhabitants gathered under a tent, smiling. President Osmena speaking from the steps of the Provincial Capital building, with General MacArthur and his entourage standing behind.
Three United States Marines walk down the street in Tacloban City. Civilians on the street. Military ship on the streets. Marines cross the unpaved street. Marines pass in front of a building marked 'Restaurant'. Army MP (Military Police) directs traffic in front of the building. Sightseers bargain for souvenirs. Native men hold up a string of a fish for a Marine's inspection. A Marine draws a cup of water from lister bag.
Arrival of prisoners of war at Tacloban Airstrip, Leyte, Philippine Islands. USAAF Curtiss C-46 Commando aircraft parked at airstrip. Ambulances backed up to C-46s. C-46s loaded with wounded soldiers (prisoners of war) rescued by U.S. rangers on Luzon. Men carry wounded soldiers on stretcher and transfer them into ambulances. Ambulances drive on airstrip, aircraft in the background.
U.S. soldiers carry wounded (prisoners of war rescued by U.S. Rangers on Luzon) from air evacuation C-46 airplane, on stretchers, and transfer them to ambulances, at Tacloban Field, Leyte, Philippines. The ambulances are driven away. Ambulatory former prisoners disembark from a United States Army Air Force Curtiss C-46 Commando aircraft. Interior of the C-46 air evacuation airplane shows wounded on bunk beds. The wounded are carried from the C-46 aircraft. The ambulances drive on the airstrip. Aircraft in the background.