Los Banos (1)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Generals Eichelberger and Swing discussing plans of operation on Luzon “I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Baños prison raid.  It is the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies.” ____ General Colin Powell, US Army, Chairman of…

Santo Tomas Internment Camp

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Santo Tomas Internment Camp, aerial view. Santo Tomás Internment Camp [STIC] was the largest of several camps in the Philippines in which the Japanese interned enemy civilians, mostly Americans, in World War II. The campus of the University of Santo Tomás in Manila was utilized for the camp which housed…

American Nurses Joined the Military in the Philippines

  Regarding women’s role during the war, most people talk about Rosie the Riveter. People forgot that there were other women involved in WWII. While our men were fighting on the front line, the Battling Belles of Bataan were right there helping the men in combat taking care of the sick, the wounded and the … More American Nurses Joined the Military in the Philippines