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    Pangasinan Province (4th District) Luzon Philippines

Borders Lingayen Gulf, the site of both the Japanese (1941) and American (1945) landings on Luzon.

Click For EnlargementSual (Saul)
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.

Lat 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.

San Fabian
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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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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