Americans comeback to Leyte After the battle of the Philippine Sea, the American concentrates in Saipan. Guam and Rota islands were heavily bombarded and on July 21 American marines landed on Guam which fell on August 10. Americans Tinian Islands fell on August 8, the coast of New Guinea, Wake Island, which fell on May 19, Biak Islands and the Western Carolines.
Americans comeback to Leyte MacArthur’s forces occupied Morotai Island. Air attacks coincided with the with the Japanese target practice making them unaware of American planes above. Damages were inflicted on Japanese installation in Manila, Cavite, and other troop concentrations. Similar strikes were conducted in the Visayas which showed Japanese weak air resistance in the Visayas. They are now penetrating Leyte.
The Leyte Landings General MacArthur commander of american forces of the Philippines, known as Central Philippines Attack Force. Gen. MacArthur
The Leyte Landings Central Philippines Attack Force divided into Northern Attack Force and Southern Attack Forces. consists of 650 ships and four army divisions.
The Leyte Landing The American Forces raided Japan through Pescadores, Formosa(Taiwan) and northern Luzon. October 20, 1944 - Leyte is greatly pacified opening way for the Americans. The landing of MacArthur in Leyte.
The Mindoro and Lingayen Gulf Landing A preparatory for the reoccupation of Manila December1944 - the troop landed on the coast of Mindoro giving threat to the enemy’s shipping lanes in the pacific. The landing of MacArthur in Pangasinan.
The Mindoro and Lingayen Gulf Landing A preparatory for the reoccupation of Manila January9, 1944
Americans landed on the gulf of Pangasinan taking the enemy by surprise.
Japanese thought Americans will land on Manila bay.
The landing of MacArthur in Pangasinan.
The Liberation of Manila Men found in the streets were forcibly taken to work in Japanese airfields or installations. All modes of transprtation was confiscated and used for Japanese transport. "Jeeps move into the city across a pontoon bridge while local inhabitants depart in the opposite direction."
The Liberation of Manila Quezon institute which was moved to San juan de Dios Hospital was sacked and patients and doctors were massacred. A tank was rushed to UST and freed allied prisoners.
The Liberation of Manila Night of February 3, 1945- UST - They sang “God Bless America” and “Star Spangled Banner”
End of the War MacArthur who had taken the government as military Administrator turned over the seat to Sergio Osmena.
End of the War July 26, 1945 - Japan refused to surrender August 6, 1945
USA air forces unleased atomic bombs to Nagasaki and Hiroshima