Japanese soldiers celebrate victory in the Battle of Bataan

Japanese soldiers

Soldiers of the Japanese imperial army celebrate victory in the battle for Bataan.
The battle for Bataan (January 7, 1942 – April 9, 1942) – one of the decisive battles of the Philippine operation. The suppression of the resistance of the US-Philippine army on the Bataan peninsula and the island of Correchidore allowed Japan to establish control over the island of Luzon and the entire Philippine archipelago.

 

 

Location: Bataan, Philippines
Date: April 1942

 

 

Source: National Archives of the United States.

In : 1942

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