The Battle of the Philippines was a battle in the Pacific theatre of World War II on 9 December 1941.

Almost 48 hours after their initial attack on Pearl Harbor which had brought the United States into the war, the Japanese attacked the US forces stationed on the Philippine Islands. Unlike at Pearl Harbor, the Americans stationed in the Philippines believed they were sufficiently trained and ready to face to approaching Japanese forces.

However, Lieutenant Terrence Moody was shot down and killed in his P-40 Warhawk above Luzon Island shortly after leaving Clark Air Base without ever seeing the Japanese pilot that dispatched him. He was reported as missing in action. He was resurrected in the City of the Saved. (PROSE: Happily Ever After Is a High-Risk Strategy)

After the battle, the Japanese went on to gain control of many more islands throughout the Pacific Ocean which had to be clawed back by the Americans in further years of hard fighting. (PROSE: Endgame)

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