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    Vigan Ilocos Sur Province | Luzon Philippines
3rd BG January 20, 1945

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Justin Taylan 2003

Lat 17° 34' 29N Long 120° 23' 13E  Vigan is located in Ilocos Sur Province on Luzon in the Philippines.

Wartime History
On December 10, 1941 the Japanese Army "Kanno Detachment" departing from Mako (Pescadores) at Vigan. The force begins marching and using trucks to move northward and occupies Laoag two days later. Occupied by the Japanese and used as a port and base area. Unlike other cities in the Philippines, Vigan escaped heavy bombing by American aircraft, saving most of the city's historic Spanish and prewar buildings.

Vigan Airfield
Occupied by the Japanese at the start of the war.

American missions against Vigan
January 2, 1942 - March 8, 1945

Hokurei Maru
Beached off Vigan October 6, 1944 after being damaged by submarine attacks and attacked by US aircraft

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October 23, 2019


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