11° 0' 23N Long 124° 36' 27E Ormoc is located on the western coast of Leyte Island in the Philippines Borders Ormoc Bay to the west.
After the November 1944 U. S. Army landing on the eastern coast of 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, U. S. 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.
one camouflaged E16A Paul T-301 was captured camouflaged near shore.
Philippine-Japan Peace Memorial
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
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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June 15, 2019