American mission against Lingayen and Lingayen Gulf
December 28, 1944–January 8, 1945
December 28, 1944
(FEAF) Fighters and bombers attack targets around Lingayen.
January 8, 1945
(FEAF) P-51, P-40s strafe airfields in Lingayen Gulf
January 9, 1945
(U. S. Army)
Allied amphibious force landed the U.S. Army 6th Army land along a 20 mile beachhead with XIV Corps landing to the west at Saul, Lingayen and Dagupan while I Corps landed to the east at San Fabian. During the initial landing, 68,000 troops are landed. A total of 203,608 went ashore in the subsequent landings. In total, General Douglas MacArthur commanded of over 280,000 men, greater than Eisenhower in Europe.