April 10, 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.
Filipino soldiers on a banca to meet US forces in the 1945 Nasugbu Landing. Photo credit: US Naval History & Heritage Command.
Above is a photo of Philippine Army soldiers, probably guerrillas, paddling out on a native canoe called “Bangka” to meet up with United States forces during the Nasugbu Landing of 31 January 1945. It is titled “80-G-273128 Luzon Campaign, 1945.”

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Other relevant information about the photograph:

Title: Luzon Campaign, 1945.
Caption: Members of the Philippine Army paddle out to meet U.S. forces landing at Nasugbu, just south of Manila Bay, on 31 January 1945. In the center of the boat is 1st Lieutenant Mario Vrrutia [Mario V. Rustia?], with a United States flag preserved during the Japanese occupation. Photographed by ChPhoM A.W. McEleny. Note rifle in stern of boat, apparently a U.S. Model 1917 (Enfield).
Description:
Catalog #: 80-G-273128
Copyright Owner: National Archives
Original Creator: Photographed by ChPhoM A.W. McEleny.
Original Date: Wed, Jan 31, 1945
After this Year: 1939
Before this Year: 1945
Original Medium: BW Photo

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Notes and references:
80-G-273128 Luzon Campaign, 1945, online at the United States Naval History and Heritage Command.

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