Members of the Philippine Army paddle out to meet U.S. forces landing at Nasugbu, just south of Manila Bay, on 31 January 1945. In the center of the boat is 1st Lieutenant Mario Vrrutia, with a United States flag preserved during the Japanese occupation. Photographed by ChPhoM A.W. McEleny. Note rifle in stern of boat, apparently a U.S. Model 1917 (Enfield).
Photographed by ChPhoM A.W. McEleny.