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    Digos (Degos, Daliao, Degosu) Davao de Sur Province | Mindanao Philippines

Location
Lat 6° 44' 59N Long 125° 21' 26E  Located forty miles south of Davao (Davao City) on the western shore of Davao Gulf. Known as "Daliao" to the Americans and "Dego" to the Japanese.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. On April 27, 1945 the US Army 24th Division (minus the 21st Infantry in reserve) under the command of General Woodruff advanced along Route 1 from the inland side to attack Digos. The defending Japanese were only prepared for an amphibious assault against the town, not an attack from the interior. The fighting for the town was brief but intense. Afterwards, they continued to advance towards Davao.

References
US Army Campaigns of World War II - Southern Philippines pages 22, 26

Degos Airfield (Digos, Daliao, Degosu)
Wartime airfield used by the Japanese

Degos Seaplane Base (Digos, Daliao, Degosu)
Wartime airfield used by the Japanese

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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