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Justin Taylan 2004

Location
Lat 10° 57' 9N Long 125° 1' 54E  Dulag is located on the eastern coast of Leyte in the Philippines.

Wartime History
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.

Hill 120
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 Ken, Japan.

Unknown Soldier Grave
Located next to the Japanese memorial at the base of the hill is the simple grave to an unknown American soldier.

Dulag Airfield
Built 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.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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