To the Heroes of ManilaLate in the afternoon of February 3, 1945 two groups of the flying column of the 1st Cavalry Division, including the attached 44th Tank Battalion, entered Manila, with the first group taking possession of Malacanang Palaca and the second group liberating the American and other Allied civilian internees at the University of Santo Tomas. They were followed by the 37th Infantry Division, which rescued Allied civilian internees and prisoners of war at Bilibid prison. From the south the 11th Airborne Division closed in on Manila. The Japanese Imperial Forces in Intramuros were annihilated by February 24.
|Placed By||National Historical Institute|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||51P E 282591 N 1613702|
|Decimal Degrees||14.58781667, 120.98191667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 14° 35.269', E 120° 58.915'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||14° 35' 16.14" N, 120° 58' 54.90" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 146 R-2, Manila NCR 23085, PH|
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