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    Luzon  Philippines

Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines.
Also known as Luzon Island and includes the capital city Manila.

Wartime History
On December 22, 1941 the Japanese made an amphibious landing at Lingayen Gulf and occupied Luzon until the U. S. Army amphibious landing at Lingayen Gulf on January 9, 1945. Some areas of Luzon were occupied until the end of the war by Japanese forces that fought until the surrender of Japan.

On December 24, 1941 the Japanese Army 16th Division (Moriota) arrived from Amani, Oshima (Ryukyu Island) made an amphibious landing at Mauban / Atimonan / Stain.

    National Capital Region
  National Capital Region (Metro Manila)
  Largest city, urban battle Feb-March 1945
  Approaches are guarded by fortified islands
  Fierce battle from February to March 1945
    Region I Provinces
  Lingayen Gulf: Japanese & American landings
  East of Lingayen Gulf, city of San Fernando
  Site of the initial Japanese landings at Vigan
  NW tip of Luzon, home of Marcus and Ricarte
    Region II Provinces
  Located on the northern tip of Luzon
  Balete Pass
  Borders western Luzon
  Borders western Luzon
    Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
  Mountain province where Japanese retreated
  includes Baguio
  Located to the north of Ifugao
  Borders Cagayan to the east
  Borders Ilocos Norte to the west
  Ilocos Norte to the west and Cagayan to the east
    Region III Provinces
  Borders the west coast of Luzon/
  Camp O'Donald (POW Camp)
  American defensive line after Japanese attack
  Fort Wint guarding the entrance to Subic Bay
  Central Luzon: San Jose and Cabanatuan
  Western Luzon, Subic Bay and Grande Island

Subic Bay

  US Navy base on western Luzon and harbor
  Northwest of Manila key bridges
  North of Manila, Clark Field complex
  Northwest of Manila Laguna de Bay is to its south
    Region IV-A (Calabarzon Region)
  Borders the southern edge of Manila Bay plus Corregidor, Caballo and El Fraile
  Famous island fortress that guards Manila Bay
  Smaller island fortress that guards Manila Bay
  Fort Drum small island fortification
  Province south of Manila Bay, north of Mindoro.
  Province south of Manila Bay, north of Mindoro.
    Region V Provinces
  Lamon Bay, Japanese landing Dec 24, 1941
  Site of Japanese landings on the SE tip of Luzon
  Located at the southeastern corner of Luzon

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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