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.
Lat 17° 46' 60N Long 120° 25' 0E Located on the western coast of Luzon.
American missions against Salomague
January 19, 1945
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
Pass (Battle Among The Clouds)
Battle in southeast Ilocos Sur, between Filipino Army guerrrila forces under the command of Col. Russell Volckman against the flanks
of Japanese Army in a three month battle. Also known as the Battle Among The Clouds.
Manila Standard "Battle of Bessang Pass" by Emil Jurado June 14, 2018
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September 11, 2018