7 Dec 1907

Philippines
  • Henry Arnold arrived in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | Manila | CPC]
1 Feb 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Manila | CPC]
4 Jun 1911

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell was assigned to Company D of 12th Infantry Regiment at Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Manila | CPC]
17 Jan 1915

Philippines
  • Henry Arnold's daughter Lois Elizabeth Arnold was born at Fort William McKinley in Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | Manila | CPC]
31 Aug 1920

Philippines
  • Joseph Stilwell disembarked USAT Madawaska at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | Manila | CPC]
15 Nov 1935

Photo(s) dated 15 Nov 1935
First inauguration of Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Quezon, Legislative Building, Manila, Philippine Islands, 15 Nov 1935Manuel Quezon climbing the stairs of Malaca├▒ang Palace for the first time as the president, Manila, Philippine Islands, 15 Nov 1935
20 Nov 1941

Philippines
  • Ed Dyess arrived in Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Ed Dyess | Manila | CPC]
9 Dec 1941

Philippines
  • USS Skipjack departed Manila, Philippine Islands for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Skipjack | Manila | CPC]
31 Dec 1941

Philippines
  • Japanese Lingayen Force captured Sibul Springs, Luzon, Philippine Islands, breaching part of the final defensive line north of Manila. South of the city, Japanese tanks of Sonoda Force reached Baliuag. ww2dbase [Invasion of the Philippine Islands | Manila | CPC]
2 Jan 1942

Philippines
23 Dec 1942

Philippines
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Tatsuta Maru | Manila | CPC]
27 Apr 1943

Philippines
  • The 17,526-ton Japanese troop carrier Kamakura Maru departed Manila, Philippines with 2,500 oil production workers and army medical personnel, heavy vehicles, and ammunition on board, bound for Balikpapan, Borneo, Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [Manila | HM]
21 Jul 1944

Philippines
  • Kashii arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Kashii | Manila | DS]
2 Sep 1944

Philippines
  • Irako arrived at Manila Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Manila | CPC]
21 Sep 1944

Philippines
  • Kamoi received light damage in the hull and boilers from an aircraft of US Task Force 38 at Manila, Philippine Islands. At 2203 hours, Kamoi and other supply ships departed Manila for Palawan. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
22 Sep 1944

Philippines
  • Irako departed Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands at 0300 hours with a deck load of reconnaissance floatplanes for Coron Bay, Calamian Islands, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Irako | Manila | CPC]
28 Sep 1944

Philippines
  • Kamoi took on food and disembarked heavy oil while at Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
2 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • Kamoi loaded boiler water while at Manila, Philippines. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
3 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • Kamoi departed Manila, Philippines with convoy MATA-28, and arrived at Santa Cruz at 1740 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Manila | CPC]
7 Oct 1944

Philippines
21 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Manila | CPC]
22 Oct 1944

Philippines
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Manila, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Manila | CPC]
28 Oct 1944

Philippines
29 Oct 1944

Philippines
4 Nov 1944

Philippines
5 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1944
Strike photo of Manila Bay 5 Nov 1944 showing thick pall of smoke. Taken from aircraft from Bombing Squadron 80 flying from the USS Ticonderoga.
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.
23 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 23 Feb 1945
General Douglas MacArthur and Colonel James Corbett at the ruins of the Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippine Islands, 23 Feb 1945
1 Mar 1945

Philippines
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Manila, Philippine Islands; she hit a mine in the Singapore Strait en route to Manila, but was able to arrive under her own power. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Manila | CPC]
2 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1945
General Douglas MacArthur and Philippine President Sergio Osme├▒a aboard US Navy PT-373 for transportation to Corregidor, 2 Mar 1945.
24 May 1945

Philippines
20 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1945
Douglas MacArthur observing the arrival of the Japanese delegation, Manila City Hall, Philippine Islands, 20 Aug 1945
30 Aug 1945

Philippines
23 Sep 1945

Philippines
  • The leftist political party Democratic Alliance staged a large rally in Manila, Philippines, demanding reforms, release of Huk leader Luis Trauc, and justice against war time collaborators. ww2dbase [Manila | CPC]
2 Oct 1945

Philippines
  • D. I. Ballantyne of Chase Bank, special advisor for banking to Philippine President Sergio Osme├▒a, arrived in Manila, Philippines. He was tasked to prepare a depreciation schedule for Japanese occupation currency. ww2dbase [Manila | CPC]
8 Oct 1945

Philippines Photo(s) dated 8 Oct 1945
Clarke, Hamamoto, Yamashita, Hendricks, and Guy, at Yamashita
29 Oct 1945

Philippines
26 Dec 1945

Philippines
29 Dec 1945

Philippines
30 Dec 1953

Photo(s) dated 30 Dec 1953
Inauguration ceremony of President Ram├│n Magsaysay and Vice President Carlos Garcia, Independence Grandstand (now Quirino Grandstand), Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines, 30 Dec 1953
26 Aug 1955

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1955
Luz Magsaysay, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ram├│n Magsaysay in Manila, Philippines, 26 Aug 1955
31 Mar 1957

Philippines
  • Ram├│n Magsaysay's burial ceremony was held at the Manila North Cemetery in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines; about 2,000,000 people attended. ww2dbase [Ram├│n Magsaysay | Manila | CPC]

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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