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April 2020

PHOTO: Newly-Constructed Bridge Laguna-Batangas Border, Postwar

Below is a picture of the bridge along the Manila-Batangas Road at the border between the provinces of Laguna and Batangas. It has been tak...

Batangas History 30 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Preparing to Blow up a Bridge in Batangas, 1941

Late in December 1943, with American forces in the Philippines unable to hold back the tide of the Japanese invasion, orders were issued by ...

Batangas History 27 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Pass in Review and Airdrop at Lipa Airstrip, June 1945

By June 1945, the Japanese occupation in Batangas was over and done with. Forces of the Japanese Imperial Army had been pushed up north. Me...

Batangas History 24 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: 11th Airborne Officers Attend Ammo Demo in Batangas, April 45

By mid-April, Batangas was for all intents and purposes liberated from Japanese occupation. The 11 th Airborne Division, the large US Army...

Batangas History 23 Apr, 2020

VIDEO: Operation Mike-6, US Armada Sails into Nasugbu Beach 1945

Operation Mike-6 1 was the code for the landing of the United States Eighth Army on the beaches of Nasugbu, Batangas on 31 January 1945. T...

Batangas History 16 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Landing Ships Approaching Beach during the Nasugbu Landing 1945

Below is a photo of United States Navy landing ships approaching the beach during the Nasugbu Landing of 31 January 1945. It is titled “Nas...

Batangas History 10 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Landing Ships Offshore during the Nasugbu Landing 1945

Below is a photo of United States Navy LSM’s (Landing Ship, Medium) and LST’s (Landing Ship, Tank) just offshore during the Nasugbu Landing ...

Batangas History 10 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Philippine Army Soldiers Paddle to Meet U.S. Forces, Nasugbu Landing 1945

Filipino soldiers on a banca to meet US forces in the 1945 Nasugbu Landing. Photo credit: US Naval History & Heritage Command. Above ...

Batangas History 10 Apr, 2020

PHOTO: Cathedral in Batangas, C. 1900

Below is a photo taken from the United States Navy Archives called Naval History and Heritage Command. It is titled “NH 2367 The cathedral,...

Batangas History 10 Apr, 2020

VIDEO: Gen. Walter Krueger Visiting 11th Airborne Camp in Lipa, Batangas 1945

By April 1945, the 11 th Airborne Division of the United States Army had successfully done away with the last pockets of Japanese resistanc...

Batangas History 6 Apr, 2020

VIDEO: US Army Nasugbu Landing, 31 January 1945

Below is a short video of the landing by Allied Forces on the beaches of Nasugbu, Batangas on 31 January 1945, something history remembers a...

Batangas History 4 Apr, 2020