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    Pangasinan Province (6th District) Luzon Philippines

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Justin Taylan 2005

Borders Tarlac Province to the south, Nueva Vizcaya to the west, and Nueva Ecija to the south-east.

San Manuel
Lat 16° 3' 56N Long 120° 40' 0E  Inland town in Pangasinan. At the time of the American liberation in January 1945, the road between San Manuel and San Nicolas was impassible to vehicles. The 7th Tank Regiment, retreating from Binalonan was trapped at San Manuel by the lack of roads and approaching US Army forces.

Lat 16° 3' 0N Long 120° 40' 5E  Inland town, north of Santa Maria.

San Nicolas
Lat 15° 50' 60N Long 120° 31' 60E  Inland town on the road to Manila, west of San Manuel. Liberated by the US Army 32nd Infantry Division arrived at this location, them proceeded to Santa Maria.

The Japanese Army had carried crates of silver peso coins from banks in Manila, and buried them in San Nicolas when the liberation began. American troops began finding silver Peso coins in a large shell hole, reported to the 201st CIC (Counter Intelligence Corp). Three truck loads of coins were dug up and later returned to the Philippine Treasury.

Santa Maria
Barangay of San Nicolas, located at the foot of the Villa Verde Trial. Liberated by the US Army 32nd Infantry Division arrived and moved into combat on the Villa Verde Trail. Today there are several 'Red Arrow' memorials.

Villa Verde Trail
27 mile trail runs climbs over 5,000' from Santa Maria to Santa Fe along ridge lines large enough for foot traffic and horses, that leads to a junction with Route 5 and the Cagayan Valley. Battle between US Army 32nd Infantry Division and Japanese from January 30 - May 28, 1945.

Lat 15° 53' 40N Long 120° 37' 58E  Located in the south of Pangasinan, along the MacArthur Highway. American troops were based here after liberation January 19,1945.

Lat 16° 1' 36N Long 120° 44' 52E  Small town near Rosales. Elements of the Japanese Army 10th Tank Regiment was based here when the American liberation in January 1945 began

Located in the south-eastern corner of Pangasinan

Lat 15° 55' 60N  Long 120° 49' 0E  Barangay of Umingan

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February 4, 2018







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