Noting significant events of the war as well as honoring The Greatest Generation veterans today.
Monday, May 6, 2013
May 6, 1942 - General Wainright surrenders the Philippines
On Corregidor, Lt. General Jonathan M. Wainwright surrenders the last U.S. forces in the Philippines to Lt. General Masaharu Homma. About 12,000 are made prisoners. Homma will soon face criticism from his superiors over the amount of time it has taken him to reduce the Philippines, and be forced into retirement (1943).