Bilibid Prison

The notorious Bilibid Prison, or Old Bilbid Prison Camp in Manilla, was located in the heart of Manila, not far and a short distance from Santo Tomas University. At Santa Tomas Allied civilians were interned during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. A nineteenth-century Spanish...

William Carrick Bral...

Colonel William Carrick Braly, Jr. of the US Army provided a great deal of information regarding his experience in the Philippines. He was also generous in providing documents, including his Operations Office Diary, that clearly portrays the men’s experience at Corregidor and throughout...

Margaret Byroade Sea...

Margaret and Brigadier General Carl Herndon Seals were married March 22, 1924 in Manilla, Philippines. Margaret Seals was General Seals beloved wife, and the oldest daughter of Florence and Colonel George L. Byroade. In 1944, all spouses of military personnel were ordered out of the...

Bridagier General Ca...

“Brigadier General Carl Seals was a fifty-nine-year-old infantry specialist from Texas. He was one of a group of capable men that surrounded and served General Douglas MacArthur in the Philappines before and during the war. –  The complete History of World War II, Francis Trevelyan...

Robert Eugene Gillin...

“Letter (download) from Mrs. Ada Gillins (Robert’s Mother) to Cora Reed. After three years imprisonment in the Makassar Prison of War camp on the Celebes Islands, Robert Eugene Gillins succumbed to beriberi and edema on February 28, 1945, four months before V-J (Victory Over...