29 Oct 1944

Philippines
4 Nov 1944

Philippines
6 Nov 1944

Philippines
  • Kumano’s convoy was attacked by a wolfpack of four United States submarines Guitarro, Bream, Raton, and Ray off Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines. Kumano was struck by two torpedoes that blew off her replacement bow section and flooded her engine rooms. Doryo Maru towed Kumano to Dasol Bay, Luzon. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Bream | Raton | Ray | Guitarro | Luzon | DS]
7 Nov 1944

Philippines
14 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1944
Strike photo of the Manila docks at the height of the attack, 14 Nov 1944, Manila, Luzon, Philippines. Photo taken by aircraft from USS Essex.Bomb bay camera in a TBF-1 Avenger from USS Essex captures the moment of bomb release over the Pasig River in downtown Manila, Luzon, Philippines, 14 Nov 1944. Attack was on the dock area 2,000 yards further ahead.
25 Nov 1944

Philippines
  • The already badly damaged cruiser Kumano was again attacked by United States carrier aircraft in Santa Cruz Harbor, Luzon, Philippines. A well-coordinated bombing and torpedo attack by planes from USS Ticonderoga sent four 1,000lb bombs through Kumano’s deck and six well-spaced torpedoes into her port side. Within six minutes of the attack, the cruiser rolled over and sank. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Kumano | Ticonderoga | Santa Cruz, Luzon | DS]
Photo(s) dated 25 Nov 1944
Yasoshima being attacked by US carrier aircraft west of Luzon, Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 3Yasoshima being attacked by US carrier aircraft west of Luzon, Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944, photo 3 of 3Yasoshima being attacked by US carrier aircraft west of Luzon, Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 3Yasoshima sinking west of Luzon, Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944
15 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Dec 1944
Olongapo jetty in Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 Dec 1944 with the troop ship, Oryoku Maru that was being used to transport 1,620 allied prisoners of war. The ship was attacked and sunk, killing 200 POWs. Photo 2 of 2.Olongapo jetty in Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 Dec 1944 with the troop ship, Oryoku Maru that was being used to transport 1,620 allied prisoners of war. The ship was attacked and sunk, killing 200 POWs. Photo 1 of 2.
6 Jan 1945

Philippines
8 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 8 Jan 1945
Haskell-class attack transport USS Sarasota in operation during the landings at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 8 Jan 1945Battleship USS Mississippi bombarding Luzon, Philippines, 8 Jan 1945, during the Lingayen Gulf operation. Battleship USS West Virginia and cruiser HMAS Shropshire are behind Mississippi.
9 Jan 1945

Philippines Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1945
US Coast Guard LCVP landing craft carried invasion troops toward Luzon in Lingayen Gulf, 9 Jan 1945LSTs and LCVPs unloading men, equipment, and provisions on White Beach Two in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945.Map of landing beaches in Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 Jan 1945General Douglas MacArthur in an LCVP getting ready to go ashore on Lingayen Gulf Blue 1 landing beach, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945. Note Chief of Staff Lt General R.K. Sutherland beside him.
See all photos dated 9 Jan 1945
15 Jan 1945

Philippines
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Lingayen Gulf, Luzon bound for San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Leyte. ww2dbase [Shaw | Lingayen Gulf, Luzon | DS]
30 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 30 Jan 1945
Map of the Villa Verde trail used by the US 32nd Infantry Division during the Luzon Campaign, Jan 30 through May 28, 1945
31 Jan 1945

Philippines
12 Feb 1945

Philippines
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed the Nasugbu, Luzon area bound for San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Leyte. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nasugbu, Luzon | DS]
15 Feb 1945

Philippines
  • USS Portland entered Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippines, to support the landings to take place on Corregidor the following day. ww2dbase [Portland | Corregidor, Luzon | DS]
2 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1945
General Douglas MacArthur and Philippine President Sergio Osmeña aboard US Navy PT-373 for transportation to Corregidor, 2 Mar 1945.
3 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Apr 1945
United States Army Engineers construct a “Bailey Bridge” while a WC54 ambulance and a Jeep ford the Mag-Ampon River, San Pablo, Luzon, Philippines, 3 Apr 1945. Note the machine gun mounted in the Jeep.
5 Jun 1945

Philippines
  • USS Nashville sailed from Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines as flagship for RAdm R.E. Berkey's Task Force 74 bound to cover the Australian invasion of Brunei, Borneo. ww2dbase [Borneo Campaign | Nashville | Subic Bay, Luzon | DS]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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