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Even as elements of the Eighth Army fought on Luzon, Eichelberger’s staffs and their naval counterparts undertook the rigorous work of planning, and then coordinating, the demanding V ICTOR operations. The success of these many amphibious operations demonstrated a high level of skill and efficiency. Planners had to continuously juggle available resources and invasion dates in order to assemble the required shipping for each opera33 tion, particularly the Army and Navy amphibian and landing craft that carried out much of the ship-to-shore movement during the campaign.

But as the Japanese did not fully share that view, small unit mopping up operations continued for some time. Throughout Mindanao, pockets of Japanese troops, safeguarded by the impenetrable terrain of the island’s unexplored jungle expanses, survived until the end of the war, when some 22,000 emerged to surrender. More than 10,000 Japanese died in combat, while 8,000 or more died from starvation or disease during the campaign. S. soldiers were killed in eastern Mindanao and 2,880 were wounded. The Philippines had been liberated.

The Philippines had been liberated. Analysis The Southern Philippines Campaign usually is given short shrift in popular histories of World War II. S. 32 Army recognizes as ending on 4 July 1945, actually lasted until news of the Japanese surrender in early September. Recapturing the southern Philippines cost the Eighth Army approximately 2,100 dead and 6,990 wounded. The Japanese Thirty-Fifth Army lost vastly more. Overall, the campaign’s primary objective, eradicating Japanese military power on the Philippine Islands, was achieved quickly and, compared to other campaigns in the Pacific, at relatively little cost.

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