in central Luzon, bordering Tarlac Province to the north, Nueva
Ecija Province to the northeast, Bulacan
Province to the east, Manila Bay to the south, Bataan Province to the south-west and Zambales to the west.
In 1899, Major General MacArthur (father of Douglas MacArthur)
established his headquarters at the Pamintuan residence, near what
would become Clark Field. This area became the cradle of pre-war
American Army bases and airfields, that were pivotal during the
Japanese attacks and invasion of the Philippines in December 1941,
and the American liberation in 1945. Site of the first American
and Filipino's first defensive line, after the Japanese attack
on Luzon, before falling back to Bataan. Many airfields were located
in this area built by the Americans, then used by the Japanese,
and again Americans after liberation.
Mountain ridges to the west of Clark Field.
Top of the World
Dominating hill to the west of Fort Stotsenburg.The 108th Infantry Regiment advanced here and fought westward towards Hill 7 from February 8 - 20, 1945 against Japanese defenders commanded by Eguchi.
Scattered Trees Ridge
Ridge to the west of Clark Field
Hill to the west of Clark Field
Snake Hill West
US Army 160th Infantry Regiment fought here February 6-20, 1945. Takaya
Storm King Mountain
Mc Sevney Point
Snake Hill North
US Army 160th Infantry Regiment fought here during January 24-31, 1945 Hill 620 - Lafe
US Army 160th Infantry Regiment advanced here on February 20, 1945
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May 22, 2017