MacArthur visits the battlefield on Bataan, in the Philippines

Description
Once Mydans was pulled from the European theater in late 1944, he reunited with Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific. After the landing at Luzon, MacArthur's troops made their way into Bataan. Almost three years after Gen. Edward King surrendered Bataan to the Japanese, American troops and Filipino guerrillas recaptured the peninsula. According to LIFE, after many days of battle, General MacArthur surveyed the Japanese dead and issued a communique: So far as can be found, no living Japanese soldier is now on the peninsula (LIFE, Mar 5, 1945).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Photograph
Date made
1945-03
1945
photographer
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35.2 cm x 27 cm; 13 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in
place made
Pilipinas: Bataan
ID Number
2005.0228.073
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.073
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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