Major Yohei Hinoki, ace of the 64th Sentai, here with his Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (“Peregrine Falcon”). Over the course of his Army Air Force career, Hinoki flew over Malaya, Singapore, China, Burma, and over the home islands leading up to the end of the war
Women's Army Corps (US) arrive at their quarters at Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, each carrying her own duffle bag on her shoulder. The Filipino People would like to say Thank You Ladies! December 6, 1944 Photographer: Bottomley, Clifford From Australian War Memorial
Nedra Dawson Patrick on the Philippine island of Leyte during her service as an Army nurse during World War II. Her family writes that this photo of Patrick in her “work uniform” was taken by another nurse just after arrival at the jungle hospital where she worked. Her shoes had been stolen, and the only footwear available on the island was a pair of size 13 boots (to go along with the too-long pants).
William McKinley, a Civil War veteran and Ohio lawyer, was the 25th US president. He presided over a period of economic prosperity. When Spain refused to grant independence to Cuba, McKinley launched the Spanish-American War of 1898. After winning the war, the US gained the colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. He was shot by a deranged anarchist and died eight days later.