Snapshot taken from across a river or canal looking on destroyed tall buildings in downtown Manila, the Philippines, in 1945 during World War II. Photograph taken by or collected by Joseph J. Heller Jr. of the Headquarters Battery, 53rd Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Division, U.S. Army. Caption on back of photograph reads: “Ruins in Manila” .
From John J. Heller Jr. Papers, WWII 193, WWII Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.
Owner: State Archives of North Carolina
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