Lat 16° 6' 48N Long 120° 32' 34E Inland town in Pangasinan.
When the US Army landed at Lingayen Gulf, the Japanese Army 23rd Division's 64th Infantry was holding the approaches to Route 3 between Pozorrubio and Urdaneta. The Japanese had 10-15 artillery pieces mobile along the road.
The Battle for Pozorrubio
on the morning of January 12, 1945 and ended by dark on the 16th. That same night, Japanese Tanks of the 7th Tank Regiment counter attacked northward to Potpot, and caught American anti-tank gunners by surprise at Potpot. On January 18, five M4 Sherman tanks of the 716th Tank Battalion assisted infantry drove the fleeing Japanese out of the town.
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February 4, 2018