The United States Manila Mint: A Type Set of the Coins & Medals of America's Forgotten Mint
Retaking Fort Stotsenburg & the Clark Field Air Base





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: Retaking Fort Stotsenburg & the Clark Field Air Base 10C 1935 M USA-PHIL
Full Grade: NGC MS 64
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

The picture on this page was taken by my father during the Liberation of the Philippines. The photograph shows Military Police at the entrance to Fort Stotsenburg.

Fort Stotsenburg is located 50 miles northwest of Manila. Prior to the fall of the Philippines Fort Stotsenburg was a major U.S. Army base and the site of the Clark Field Army Air Force base. Fort Stotsenburg/Clark Field was the first major objective for the Sixth Army on its drive towards Manila. General Walter Krueger the Commanding General of the Sixth Army assigned the task of capturing Fort Stotsenburg and Clark Field to XIV Corps 37th and 40th Divisions. The Battle for Fort Stotsenburg took place from January 24, through January 31, 1945. This photograph was taken between January 31, 1945 and February 2, 1945.

Original letters written by my father during the Luzon Campaign

Smith, Robert Ross, _The Capture of Clark Field_ in U.S. Army in World War ll. The War In the Pacific: Triumph in the Philippines, (Center of Military History United States Army, Washington D.C., 1993) pages 167-186.

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