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    Pozorrubio Pangasinan | Luzon Philippines
Location
Lat 16° 6' 48N Long 120° 32' 34E  Pozorrubio is a town located in the interior of Pangasinan Province on Luzon in the Philippines.

Route 3 (Highway 3) connecting Pozorrubio and Urdaneta.

Wartime History
During January 1945 after the U. S. Army landing at Lingayen Gulf, the Japanese Army 23rd Division's 64th Infantry was defending the approaches to Route 3 between Pozorrubio and Urdaneta. The Japanese had 10-15 artillery pieces mobile along the road.

The Battle for Pozorrubio
Began 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, 1945 five M4 Sherman tanks of the 716th Tank Battalion assisted infantry as they drove out the fleeing Japanese from the town.

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Last Updated
November 16, 2018

 

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