Manila during February 8-12, 1945. U.S. Army Nurses from Bataan and Corregidor, freed after three years imprisonment in Santo Tomas Interment Compound, climb into trucks as they leave Manila, Luzon, P.I., on their way home to the U.S. The nurses are wearing new uniforms given to them to replace their worn out clothes. [12 February 1945]
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).
1945, 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth II convinced her father that she should be allowed to contribute directly to the war effort. She joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she was known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, trained as a driver & drove a military truck while she served. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.
During the hard street fighting against Japanese strongpoints at the New Police Station, Pandacan district, GIs of the 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, climb through some Japanese barbed wire in Manila, Philippines. 13 February 1945.
Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two…