Fall of The Philippines, Dec-May, 1941-42
The day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese unleash surprise air attacks on US air bases in the Philippines which destroy most US airpower in the area. Shortly after the air attacks, Japanese forces land at multiple points on the Philippines and quickly overwhelm US and Philippine resistance. The allied forces retreat to the Bataan Penisula and hold desparately, waiting for reinforcements from the US. See the Flash animation for more.
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