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May 1942 Philippines Surrenders

Surrender Ceremonies

The Japanese caught the bulk of the American airforce assigned to protect the Philippines on the groundÐ despite the fact the Japanese attack took place many hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 22nd, 100,000 Japanese troops landed on the island of Luzon. Japanese forces converged on the capital of Manilla, forcing the defenders to retreat to the Bataan Peninsula and eventually to the island of Corregidor. There, on May 6th, American forces surrendered.