At the same time that Halsey was chasing Ozawa’s decoy carriers, the second arm of the Japanese pincers, Vice Admiral Nishimura’s Southern Force, was approaching Surigao Strait, the southern entrance to Leyte Gulf. Although he knew that Kurita had been delayed and would not be able to keep the dawn rendezvous in Leyte Gulf, Nishimura … More The Battle of Leyte Gulf – Part 4
The messages from the Dace and the Darter, warning of the advance of Kurita’s fleet, began arriving in Flag Plot aboard USS New Jersey at 6:20 am on Oct. 23. Halsey and his staff pondered the significance of the sightings by the two submarines. Halsey was not the only fleet commander tracking the Japanese movements. … More The Battle of Leyte Gulf – Part 2
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the last great naval confrontation in history and the largest naval battle of World War II in term of ships and men. It was fought from Oct. 23 to 26, 1944, between combined American and Australian forces and Imperial Japanese Navy in the waters off the Philippines. The battle … More Battle of Leyte Gulf – Part 1
This is a continuation of “American Nurses Joined the Military in the Philippines” posted last week. On the early morning of May 6, the nurses were informed that General Wainwright decided to surrender and hence their imminent capture. However, the nurses, doctors and corpsmen had been ordered by the Japanese to stay … More The Battling Belles of Bataan
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
Originally posted on Rosalinda R Morgan:
Map of Batangas province. Way below it (the white space) is Mindoro. Alitagtag borders Taal Lake on the south side. ? This is the continuation of the article that appeared on Pacific Paratrooper’s blog about my parent’s escape from the Japanese when the American soldiers landed in Batangas in…
KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEALS FOR “BAHALA NA (COME WHAT MAY”.