Manila was a wreck by the time the crew of
the George E. Davis, DE-357 landed en force. The entrenched Japanese did
not wish to leave and had to be persuaded out by the liberating American
Army and the valiant people of the Philippines. America will always have a
warm spot for the people of their Filipino friends who often risked death
in support of the Americans. This picture show part of the carnage near
the James Bridge.
The inscription on this pictures says,
"Vance and Modest taken on Rigal Ave.on first liberty." It seems
like you always take more pictures the first time out.
Bum-Boat taken on a fishing trip.
The next three snaps are more of what Manila
looked like in the days immediately after the Japanese occupation.
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of charge as a
tribute to the heroes of the DE-357. The shipmates and their
thank NextMill for their gesture and urge you to consider them when
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