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December 7, 1944



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Justin Taylan 2005


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Justin Taylan 2005

Location
Lat 11° 0' 23N Long 124° 36' 27E ¬†Coastal town located on the western coast of Leyte off Ormoc Bay.

Wartime History
After the US Army landing on eastern Leyte, Ormoc became an important port for Japanese Army resupply during the Leyte campaign, where troops were reinforcements and supplies could land.

US Army Liberation
On December 7, 1944, US Navy APDs with LCVP's landed the US Army 77th Division at Ormoc at White 1 and White 2 beaches and met no opposition on the shore. At least one camouflaged E16A Paul T-301 was captured camouflaged near shore.

Philippine-Japan Peace Memorial
Built onto the hill behind Ormoc, this monument was created by Japanese veterans, and offers a commanding view of the Ormoc Bay area. Located on Carlota Hills, This memorial marker was built in 1978 by relatives of Japanese WW II veterans from Nagoya and Gifu Prefectures; one of the city's picturesque hills overlooking Ormoc Bay.

Ormoc Bay
On the night of December 7, 1944 the Battle of Ormoc Bay occured when American force attacked Ormoc. The magnitude of fighting was not that of the more famous action at Leyte Gulf, but the Japanese vigorously resisted, with kamikaze attacks, and local air supremacy. During the action, several destroyers were sunk and others damaged.

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February 4, 2018

 

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