|Captured Japanese artillery on Mt. Maculot, 1945.
Both have been taken from the public domain book entitled “The Angels: A History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943-1946,” written by Major Edward M. Flanagan Jr. and published in 1948 in the United States. For the picture above, the original caption was “At Mount Macolod, in Southern Luzon (to be more specific, the town of Cuenca), the Japs employed their biggest artillery piece. This is a 300mm howitzer which before the 11th Airborne Division artillery knocked it out, had a sliding, camouflaged roof over it. Note the shell cases in the right rear, just slightly smaller than the GI cans.”
For the picture below, the caption in the book was “Tank destroyers, 37mm guns and 155mm howitzers fired point blank at Jap caves and pillboxes on Mt. Macolod.”
|American armor and soldiers in the Battle of Mt. Maculot, 1945.
Notes and references:
Images extracted from the book “The Angels: A History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943-1946,” written by Major Edward M. Flanagan, Jr., published 1948 in the United States.