This original hand-drawn sketch is dated October 22nd, 1944 and was hand sketched by the US Marine Corps soldiers fighting in the Pacific Theater. Sketches and drawings like this were not uncommon for soldiers to do as drawing and writing letters became a way to occupy their minds and pass time in between the fighting. This original sketch is signed by the USMC soldier in the bottom right with the title of,’Jap Pill Box – Philippines’. What also makes this original artwork so unique is that it appears to been done on Japanese rice paper. Japanese rice paper such as the one that this images drawn on is very delicate and hard to handle. Other then the original tape to that likely help this image down in a soldier sketchbook the image and paper are in amazing condition. Please note that the flag is not apart of this listing and is a backdrop for the artwork. The Philippines campaign , the Battle of the Philippines or the Liberation of the Philippines Filipino. Kampanya sa Pilipinas , Labanan sa Pilipinas & Liberasyon ng Pilipinas , (Operation Musketeer I, II, and III) Filipino. Operasyon Mosketero I , II , at III , was the American. Campaign to defeat and expel the Imperial Japanese forces. During World War II. Overran all of the Philippines during the first half of 1942. The liberation of the Philippines commenced with amphibious landings. On the eastern Philippine island of Leyte. On October 20, 1944. United States and Philippine Commonwealth military forces were progressing in liberating territory and islands when the Japanese forces in the Philippines were ordered to surrender by Tokyo. On August 15, 1945, after the dropping of the atomic bombs on mainland Japan. And the Soviet invasion of Manchuria. The item “WWII Original USMC Philippines 1944 Dated Art Drawing of Japanese Pill Box Relic” is in sale since Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment”. The seller is “worldwarartifactsandrelics” and is located in Algonquin, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines