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    Pampanga Province Luzon Philippines

Location
Located 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.

History
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.

Angeles   Town predating Clark Fields
Mabalacat   Located due east of Clark
Porac   Located to the south of Clark Field
Clark Field   Fort Stosenberg, Clark AIr Base
Mount Arayat   Large extinct volcano dome located in Central Luzon
San Fernando   South of Clark Field and north of Manila.
Del Carmen   South of Clark Field and north of Manila.
Lubao Airfield   Wartime airfield
Floridablanca (Basa)   Wartime airfield, today Basa Air Base

Zambales Mountains
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

Object Hill
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

Hill 1500

Hill 1000

Hill 810

Hill 350

Snake Hill North

Hill 620

Hill 636

Hill 600

Lafe Hill
US Army 160th Infantry Regiment fought here during January 24-31, 1945 Hill 620 - Lafe

Sacobia Ridge
US Army 160th Infantry Regiment advanced here on February 20, 1945

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May 22, 2017

 

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