Date of Award

Winter 1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Committee Director

Willard C. Frank, Jr.

Committee Member

Carl Boyd

Abstract

This thesis examines the American participation in the development of resistance against the Japanese on Mindanao Island in the Philippines, 1942-1945. Americans directed the overall resistance movement and commanded most of the provinces. As leaders Americans played a key role in the evolution of the resistance from an independent guerrilla force to a partisan force that gave U.S. forces combat and intelligence assistance. The most important information for the thesis came from the MacArthur Archives, the Hayden Papers at the University of Michigan, the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, and correspondence with 14 men who served with the Mindanao resistance.

DOI

10.25777/f88d-t336

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