DID YOU KNOW that the remains of the valiant Dr. Higinio Acosta Mendoza Sr. are now interred in a memorial marker in Mendoza Park? It was because of his acts of bravery and heroism that this plaza was named in his honor. Learn more about the liberation of Palawan at www.palawanliberation.com #PalawanLiberation2015 #SaluteToValor #LostPiecesPH Photo credit: Photo from Bart Duff
After the tragic Palawan Massacre, U.S. forces became concerned that other prisoners of war might suffer the same fate. As a result, they launched “one of the most successful raids in military history” conducted in Cabanatuan known as The Great Raid where over 500 prisoners of war were liberated. (Source: “A Visit to the Palawan Military Museum” by thetravelingfool) Take part in our event, register today at www.palawanliberation.com Image credit: en.wikipedia. org/wiki/File:Capt._Fisher.jpg
Victorious Japanese Soldiers Taking Down the American Flag
FILIPINO TROOPS training with a 37-mm. antitank gun M3. As a result of the war warning to all overseas garrisons on 27 November 1941, the U.S. forces in the Philippines went on a full war alert. Over a period of years the Japanese had collected a valuable store of information about the Philippines and planned to occupy the Philippine Islands, eliminating all U.S. troops there.
The National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, Georgia; survivors of the Bataan death march in July 1942. Only a quarter of the men in this photo survived to the end of the war. (This image is cropped from a larger photo with many more men in it.)
Forced march without provisions, under barbaric treatment meted by Japanese Imperial forces, to Western and Philippine soldiers, resulting in an horrific death toll of POWs, World War II: Corregidor, Bataan, Philippines "Death March"