World War 2 in the Philippines

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  • The Japanese bombs the Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese bombs the Pearl Harbor
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, across the date line (December 8), they attack Clark Field in the Philippine Islands. In the days that follow, Japanese ground forces under the command of Lt. General Masaharu Homma begin landing in the Philippines.
  • Japansese Invasion in Luzon

    Japansese Invasion in Luzon
    About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to amass on Bataan
  • Declaration of Manila as Open City

    Declaration of Manila as Open City
    General MacArthur declares Manila an open city.
  • Douglas McArthur evacuates from the country

    Douglas McArthur evacuates from the country
    Under orders from President Roosevelt, MacArthur leaves the Philippines for Australia. President Quezon has already left.
  • Gen. Edward King surrenders Bataan; death march begins

    Gen. Edward King surrenders Bataan; death march begins
    The sixty-five mile death march from Mariveles, Bataan to San Fernando, Pampanga begins. Hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos die from starvation, thirst, disease and random execution throughout the six- to nine-day trek.
  • Gen. Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor

    Gen. Jonathan Wainwright surrenders Corregidor
    Japanese take Corregidor as Gen. Wainwright unconditionally surrenders all U.S. And Filipino forces in the Philippines.
  • Signing of the Japanese-sponsored Constitution

    Signing of the Japanese-sponsored Constitution
    A Japanese-sponsored Philippine Constitution is signed
  • MacArthur returns to the Philippines

    MacArthur returns to the Philippines
    MacArthur returns to the Philippines, wading to shore on the island of Leyte.
  • Battle of Manila begins

    Battle of Manila begins
    U.S. Sixth Army attacks Japanese in Manila.
  • The Liberation of Manila

    The Liberation of Manila
    Manila officially liberated, but the city is devastated by bombing and the Manila Massacre, in which about 100,000 people were killed.
  • The Atomic bomb is dropped in Hiroshima

    The Atomic bomb is dropped in Hiroshima
    Truman announces the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan by a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber named Enola Gay.
  • Japan surrenders

    Japan surrenders
    Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita surrenders the Philippines, the same day as Japan's formal surrender.
  • Yamashita hanged in the Philippines

    Yamashita hanged in the Philippines
    Japanese generals Masaharu Homma and Tomoyuki Yamashita are found guilty of crimes of war in Manila tribunals.
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    World War 2 in the Philippines