General Yamashita Surrender Site in Ifugao

General Tomoyuki Yamashita Surrender Site Nabulaguian Hill House Ifugao World War Home Economics Building Kiangan Central School American Forces Camp John Hay Military Japanese Tribunal Death Date General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines surrendered on September 2nd 1945 in the entrenched Nabulaguian Hill of Kiangan, Ifugao. General Yamashita and his remaining forces were holed up before eventually yielding to the Allied forces following almost a month of bombardment.His surrender signaled the end of World War II. He surrendered at the Home Economics building of the Kiangan Central School. After an overnight stay in Kiangan with his remaining battle-weary forces, Yamashita was brought on Sept. 3, 1945 by helicopter to Baguio City, where he formally signed surrender documents before American forces at Camp John Hay.  Yamashita, 60, was sentenced to death for war crimes in December 1945 by an American military tribunal in Manila. He was hanged on February 23, 1946 at the Los Baños Prison Camp. House relics memorializing the end of World War 2 are on display at the Yamashita Surrender Site.

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