Here’s a rare aerial photo of then the town of Cagayan (now Cagayan de Oro) taken on October 22, 1944 sourced from the Monash University Collections Online. Photo was taken just 2 days after Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed in Leyte to start the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese occupation.
Markings are made on the photo probably by US Military during the war.
Here are closer looks of the photo.
Cagayan de Oro will be celebrating its 70th Charter Day on Monday, June 15.