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  • 1. Liberation of the Philippines
  • 2. Highlights of the Liberation
    October 1944
    Americans landed to Leyte, Mindoro, Batangas, and Liganyen Gulf
    February 1945
    American troops entered Manila
    August 1945
    Surrender of the Japanese
  • 3. Battle of the Philippine Sea
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6.
  • 7. The Leyte Landings
    General MacArthur
    commander of american forces of the Philippines, known as Central Philippines Attack Force.
    Gen. MacArthur
  • 8. The Leyte Landings
    Central Philippines Attack Force
    divided into Northern Attack Force and Southern Attack Forces.
    consists of 650 ships and four army divisions.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. The Mindoro and Lingayen Gulf Landing
    A preparatory for the reoccupation of Manila
    - 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.
  • 11. 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.
    • 12. Japanese thought Americans will land on Manila bay.
    The landing of MacArthur in Pangasinan.
  • 13. 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."
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. The Liberation of Manila
    Night of February 3, 1945- UST
    - They sang “God Bless America” and “Star Spangled Banner”
  • 16. End of the War
    MacArthur who had taken the government as military Administrator turned over the seat to Sergio Osmena.
  • 17. End of the War
    July 26, 1945
    - Japan refused to surrender
    August 6, 1945
    • USA air forces unleased atomic bombs to Nagasaki and Hiroshima
    • 18. Russia declared war
    Hiroshima(left) and Nagasaki(right)
  • 19. End of the War
    August 15, 1945
    • Acceptance of Japan to surrender
    September 2, 1945
    • Japan signed the terms of surrender on board the battleship Missouri at Tokyo Bay.
    The War is Over!!!