Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
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Atsugi Airfield, Honshu, Japan
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Barracks at Clark Field on Luzon, Philippines, 1945.
An aerial view of Clark Field in Luzon, Philippines, 1945. As mentioned in his letter: "At the lower right-hand corner and in from
the right side of the picture about one inch can be seen a little black strip extending upward diagonally to the left. This strip looks to be
about ¼" long on the picture. Actually, it is the airstrip where I was stationed on Luzon. In the background can be seen Mt. Arayat."
Damaged buildings in Manila, 1945. According to Wikipedia: "It was the second most devastated city in the world,
after Warsaw, during the Second World War. Almost all of the structures in the city... were destroyed."
More war-damaged buildings along the river in Manila, 1945.
Aerial view of Corregidor. It was Japanese held at the time. The smoke is from U.S. bombs.
Clark Field at Luzon, Philippines, 1945. Mt. Arayat is in the background.
The provincial capitol building of Leyte, Philippines.
A nurse that Earl knew at Saidor, New Guinea, 1944. She appears to be holding a kitten.
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