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    Ilocos Sur Province Luzon Philippines

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Located on the western coast of Luzon, bordering Ilocos Norde to the north.

Japanese Army landed at Vigan on on December 10, 1941. Unlike other cities in the Philippines, Vigan escaped heavy bombing, saving most of its Spanish and pre-war buildings.

MapLat 17° 46' 60N Long 120° 25' 0E  Located on the western coast of Luzon.

American Missions Against Salomague
January 19, 1945
(FEAF) A-20s attack shipping at Salomague

Port of Salomague
Site of the landings by the Japanese on December 10, 1941, unloading trucks and troops to occupy the province's main town of Vigan. Today, it is a small port used by local fisherman only, with the port at Currimao used for commercial shipping.

P-47D Thunderbolt 42-23208
Pilot Cain crashed January 17, 1945 bailed out at 1,000' to hit the floating plane as he landed

Bessang Pass (Battle Among The Clouds)
Battle in SE Ilocos Sur, from January 8, 1944 until the end of the war, between Filipino Army and the flanks of General Yamashita's troops.

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May 22, 2017



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