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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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January 11, 2018