Lat 10° 57' 9N Long 125° 1' 54E Dulag is located on the eastern coast of Leyte in the Philippines.
On October 20, 1944
at 10:00am Dulag was the site of the initial U. S. Army landing on Leyte.
Dulag Liberation Marker
30' memorial on the beach that identifies
this as the site of the initial landing. There is a large memorial
and roadside sign indicating the location.
On October 20, 1944 by US Army 96th Infantry Division.
There is a large helmet shapped memorial to the 96th Infantry Division,
and the other American units atop the hill. The hill top
has a lookout tower, and a commanding view over the Leyte Gulf to the east.
Japanese Memorial Marker
A smaller Japanese cenotaph memorial
is located at the base of the hill dedicated to the Filipinos,
Japanese and Americans killed in the fighting, and for world peace
and friendship forever afterward. It was dedicated January 8, 2003
by Mr. Sasaki Tatsuo, Akita City and Mr. Nagamine Katsuro Nagano
Unknown Soldier Grave
next to the Japanese memorial at the base of the hill is the simple
grave to an unknown American soldier.
by the Japanese Army, with local labor. Liberated by American forces in November 1944 and the airfield was improved and developed into a major base.
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
August 25, 2018