WWII 245.F5.10

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Snapshot looking through a gap in a pile of earth and rubble at the Manila City Hall in Manila, Philippines, exhibiting gunfire and artillery shell, around 1945 or 1946 during World War II. This building was used as U.S. Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters in 1945. Photograph taken while James W. Setzer of Maiden, NC, was serving in the 29th Engineer Topographic Battalion in the Philippines (circa 1945-1946).

From James W. Setzer Papers, WWII 245, WWII Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

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Owner: State Archives of North Carolina
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