February 1, 2018

Lipa Railroad Junction Low-Level Bombing, 1945

The Lipa railroad junction during a low-level bombing attack in 1945.  Image source:  John Tewell, United States National Archives.
The Lipa railroad junction during a low-level bombing attack in 1945.  Image source:  John Tewell, United States National Archives.
Above, a colorized version of a photograph taken from an attack airplane of the United States Army Air Force in February 1945 on the railroad junction in Lipa, Batangas. The picture was taken from account of John Tewell, a prolific archivist of historic Philippine photographs on Flickr. Tewell attributed the photo's source to the United States National Archives. His description on the Flickr page containing the photo was “Lipa rail junction on Luzon being attacked by medium bombers of Gen. Kenny’s 5th AF. The repair shop has been riddled by .50 caliber bullets from the aircraft.”

The photo has been processed using graphic editing software to enhance its quality for better fiewing. The original can be found here. The original photo carries the Creative Commons license that allows readers to a) copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; and b) remix, transform, and build upon the material on the condition that attribution is provided (John Tewell, the US National Archives) and it is used for non-commercial purposes only. The full terms of use can be read here.

Below is a copy of the original black and white downloaded from Tewell's Flickr account. The top photo was colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.
Black and white version of the picture above.
Black and white version of the picture above.

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