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Original caption: Corregidor, Philippines: A scene from captured Japanese film showing Japanese soldiers holding bayoneted rifles as heroic defenders of Bataan Corregidor file past them with arms held high. This was the last United States day on Corregidor-until recapture the Island Fortress. This came after Japanese bombings had destroyed the water system and depleted supplies that made the surrender a necessity.

Japanese forces captured the nurses on Corregidor in 1942. The nurses, along with 3,700 men, women, and children civilian prisoners of war, were liberated from Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, by the First Cavalry Divison on 3 February 1945

Angels of Bataan served during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42). When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as a nursing unit throughout their status as prisoners of war. After years of hardship, they were finally liberated in February 1945.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Feb. 1945: U.S. paratroopers of the 503rd Paratroop Regiment float to earth on Corregidor, a rocky island strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay on Luzon Island, Philippines during World War II.

Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners By John Glusman Four Navy doctors, captured during the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, unite the men they attend to under the eye of their captors.

503rd, 462nd artillery men pose with a captured Japanese flag. Corregidor, Top-side parade grounds.

Photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

May 1942: After defending the island for nearly a month, American and Filipino soldiers surrender to Japanese invasion troops on Corregidor island, Philippines.

When Corregidor and Bataan fell in 1942, there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of Bataan (sometimes even referred to as the Battling Belles of Bataan) who, despite being prisoners of war, continued to serve as an active nursing unit until their liberation in February 1945.