World: Target: Luzon

Luzon was the objective. Every move by General MacArthur's forces pointed toward the main, northernmost island of the Philippines, site of its historic capital and scene of the bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in 1942.

At week's beginning, the aerial offensive was in full swing. Lieut. General George C. Kenney's Far Eastern Air Forces were bombing Jap airfields on Luzon, most notably the system of strips and dispersal areas around Clark Field, 50 miles north west of Manila. Army Liberators, Mitchells, Havocs and Warhawks met little opposition in the air. Not since Dec. 28 had the Japs sent up a major...

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