February 1, 2018

Photos of the US Army in Nasugbu, 1945

A light plane being carried on a truck through a street in Nasugbu, 1945.
A light plane being carried on a truck through a street in Nasugbu, 1945.
The photographs in this post are taken from the public domain book “Eyes Of The War: A Photographic Report Of World War II, Vol. II,” edited by Nat Hyman and published by the Progressive Sales Company in Philadelphia, USA in 1945. The book is available for download at the Internet Archive.

Because both pictures were extracted from paper scans, there was only so much that graphic editing software could do to improve quality. The pictures have been colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.

The picture above was originally captioned “A piper cub landed at the Nasugbu beach, Batangas Province, Luzon, P.I. (for Philippine Islands) is trucked, complete with crew, through the town of Nasugbu. Note the Japanese-English street signs.” (A piper cub was a light aircraft built between 1937 and 1947.)

Meanwhile, the photo below was originally captioned “American soldiers who but a few minutes earlier landed on Nasugbu beach in Batangas Province, pause in their drive to look over a Jap Zero on the beach.” (The “Zero” was the legendary Japanese World War II fighter plane manufactured by the Mitsubishi Aircraft Company.)
Fresh off the Nasugbu Landing in 1945, American soldiers examine a fallen Japanese fighter plane.
Fresh off the Nasugbu Landing in 1945, American soldiers examine a fallen Japanese fighter plane.



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