Borders Lingayen Gulf, the site
of both the Japanese (1941) and American (1945) landings on Luzon.
Peninsula town to the west of Lingayen.
Japanese had suicide boats based at Saul that were captured after the
American landing on January 9, 1945. Today it is a quite coastal
town. Its pier area used for larger shipping.
16° 1' 0N Long 120° 13' 60E Located at
the center of Lingayen Gulf. Dagupan and San Fabian are located
to the east.
Lat 16° 1' 57N Long 120° 16' 16E Coastal
town where the US Army landed on "Yellow Beach" on January 9, 1945 as part of the initial beachhead area. Lingayen is to the west and Dagupan to the east.
Lat 16° 6' 0N Long 120° 31' 0E City
located between Lingayen and San Fabian. General
MacArthur landed at Bonuan (Blue Beach) on the coast of
Dagupan December 12, 1945 three days after the initial American
landing, to officially return to Luzon and made his HQ at the West Central
Elementary School in the center of Dagupan.
Lat 16° 4' 9N Long 120° 24' 23E Coastal town along Lingayen Gulf, to the east of Dagupan. American built airfield complex used by fighters, bombers and air sea rescue units of the USAAF, USN, USMC.
Lat 16° 7' 42N Long 120° 24' 39E Coastal town on the NE side of Lingayen Gulf.
Site of American liberation landing by I Corps. The Catholic Church was damaged by bombardment and the town became a major staging area for movement inland.
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August 25, 2018