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February 1945 in Manila: an American GI rescues an injured Filipino girl In February 1945, the Japanese forces in Manila defied their orders from General Yamashita to withdraw and in all just a little over 10,000 Japanese Marines and IJA stragglers remained in the city. These soldiers then went on a killing spree that spared no one and became known as the Manila Massacre (known to some as the Sack of Manila).
The uniform of Army Combat Nurse Phyllis (Wollenberg) Mirfield.She completed her nurse training at Fort Devens in 1944 and was deployed to Europe with the 85th Field Hospital.She followed the troops and attended to their wounds in France,Beligum,Germany. She was awarded the European Campaign Medal with two battle stars. After the war, Phyllis was a nurse for the Carlisle School District and the Emerson Hospital in Concord, MASS ~