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    Lingayen Pangasinan Province | Luzon Philippines

USAAF c1945

Lat 16° 1' 0N Long 120° 13' 60E  Lingayen is located at the center of Lingayen Gulf. To the east are Dagupan and San Fabian. Today, it is the provincial capital of Pangasinan Province.

American mission against Lingayen Gulf
December 28, 1944 - January 8, 1945

Lingayen Airfield
Located at Lingayen running rougly east to west. Disused today.

Lingayen Capital Compound
Plaza behind the Pangasinan provincial capital. It encompasses several memorial plaques, a pavilion with photograph display, and collection of American wartime relics.

Lingayen Beach (Orange Beach)
On January 9, 1945 the US Army 6th Army, XIV Corps 40th Division landed at Lingayen, then moved inland to the south, and westward towards Sual. Located at Maniboc and Barrio Pangasinan in Lingayen.

Memorial Plaque
A plaque and statue of MacArthur mark the site. The plaque reads: "On this shore... the first combat troops of the Sixth Army of the United States of America under the command of General Douglas MacArthur landed 9 January 1945 to liberated the island of Luzon, thus fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people: 'I shall return' " Infact, MacArthur landed days later on January 12th.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019



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