How do you find out about Black American servicemen who were stationed in the Pacific when the Japanese took the Philippines Guam Wake Island and other places from 1941 to 1945?
Its location. The Philippines is located astride the merchant shipping route from Japan to the Dutch East Indies & British Malaysia & Singapore. The Japanese were afraid that American military bases & American naval units could interfere with Japanese shipments of stolen resources from the south to Japan.
Were there American POW camps for Japanese prisoners in the Philippines in the latter part of World War 2?
the bataan death march The Bataan death march were American prisoners of war being held, abused, and killed by the Japanese. I know that there were U.S. POW camps which held captured Japanese because my dad was stationed at one from July 1945 to Sept. 1946. He was a member of the 623rd Military Police Company. I've been trying to find more information about the camps but have not had much luck.
How did the Japanese try to win the loyalty and support of the Philippines in their struggle against the American?
The Philippines were a US territory from 1898, when the US took the territory from Spain in the Spanish-American War. In the pre-war years there was a plan to grant the Philippines independence, which was derailed when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December, 1941. When the Japanese invaded they were opposed by American and Filipino troops under US command. The Filipino troops were much more numerous than the Americans. The Japanese succeeded in conquering…