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    Tacloban (Tacloban City) Leyte Philippines

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Jack Heyn 1945

Lat 11° 14' 36N Long 125° 0' 17E  Tacloban (Tacloban City) is located on the eastern coast of of Leyte Island. Also known as Tacloban City, Taclaban, Tocloban or Dakuban.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese who referred to this location as "Tacroban". On October 20, 1944 liberated by the U.S. Army and developed into a base area. Designated US Army APO 72 (Tacloban).

Tacloban is the capital of Leyte Province.

Base K (Leyte / Tacloban)
US Army Letter Base designation base located at Tacloban

Tacloban Airfield (Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport)
Built by the Americans in 1945, still in use today

Leyte Provincial Capitol
Located on Sen. Eñage Street fronting Plaza Liberated and the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban. Built in 1907, it is the seat of the provincial government of Leyte. Historic viewing of mural depicting the First Mass in Limasawa in the Orient and Gen Douglas Mac Arthur´s landing; became the seat of the commonwealth Government of the Philippines when President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. came in 1944 with the Liberation Forces of General Mac Arthur.

Price Mansion
Located on Justice Romualdez St., Tacloban City. An example of the American colonial home built in 1990. Sturdy mansion where Gen. Mac Arthur put up his official headquarters and residence when he came with the Liberation forces in October 20, 1944.

Redona Residence
Located on T. Claudio St., Tacloban City. Official residence of President Osmeña, Sr. when he came with the Liberation Forces in October 1944 until the Philippine commonwealth was re-established in Manila.

Tacloban Catholic Church
Damaged during the fighting.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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