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Ermita, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

U.S. Forces Liberate Manila

To the Heroes of Manila

 
 
U.S. Forces Liberate Manila Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
1. U.S. Forces Liberate Manila Marker
Inscription. Late in the afternoon of February 3, 1945 two groups of the flying column of the 1st Cavalry Division, including the attached 44th Tank Battalion, entered Manila, with the first group taking possession of Malacanang Palaca and the second group liberating the American and other Allied civilian internees at the University of Santo Tomas. They were followed by the 37th Infantry Division, which rescued Allied civilian internees and prisoners of war at Bilibid prison. From the south the 11th Airborne Division closed in on Manila. The Japanese Imperial Forces in Intramuros were annihilated by February 24.

This marker was installed pursuant to board resolution No. 2.s.1994 of the National Historical Institute.
 
Erected 1994 by National Historical Institute.
 
Location. 14° 35.269′ N, 120° 58.915′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker is at the intersection of Taft Avenue and Mayor Antonio Villegas Street on Taft Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 523, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila (here, next to this marker); Simbahan at Kumbento ng Recoletos (approx. 0.4 kilometers away);
U.S. Forces LIberate Manila and other Historical Markers at the City Hall image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
2. U.S. Forces LIberate Manila and other Historical Markers at the City Hall
Manila High School (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); San Francisco Church and Convent (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tomas Mapua (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Church of San Vicente de Paul (approx. half a kilometer away); The Jesuit Compound (approx. half a kilometer away); Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Ermita.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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