With this episode, the podcast narrative about World War II in the Philippines is concluded. Here is the story of how the US 8th Army, with the help of Filipino guerrillas, took back the central and southern Philippines, also known as the Visayas and Mindanao, from the Japanese in 1945.
Episode 53 of the podcast arrives three days late. Sorry about that, but real life got in the way, and I had to make sure everything sounded right. Here the American campaign in the Philippines continues into 1945. Now that the Japanese fleet has been mostly destroyed, and the Americans have taken back Manila, they and the Filipino guerrillas go on to free the rest of the main island, Luzon.