1945 (dated) 22.25 x 16.5 in (56.515 x 41.91 cm)
1 : 2985000
An unusual 1945 World War II era thematic map of the Philippine Islands illustrating the events of the Philippine Campaign (1944 – 1945). The map covers the entirety of the Philippine archipelago with sinuous arrows indicating military activity. Blue arrows detail the Eighth Army Operation, green arrows indicate the Sixth Army operation, and little parachute drawings in either color represent airborne landing sites.
The Philippines campaign of 1944–45, (Operation Musketeer I, II, and III) the Battle of the Philippines 1944–45, or the Liberation of the Philippines was the American and Filipino campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces occupying the Philippines, during World War II. The Japanese Army overran all of the Philippines during the first half of 1942. The Liberation of the Philippines commenced with amphibious landings on the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on October 20, 1944. United States and Philippine Commonwealth military forces were progressing in liberating territory and islands when the Japanese forces in the Philippines were ordered to surrender by Tokyo on August 15, 1945, after the dropping of the atomic bombs on mainland Japan.
This map was compiled by Sgt. James E. Applegate and designed by Sgt. Clyde J. Singer. This map was printed by the 67th Engineer Topo Company, SWPA, 1945.
Very good. Light soiling. Top and bottom margins narrow, as issued. Backed on archival tissue.