Lat 16° 17' 54N Long 121° 2' 27E Located along Route 5, 15 miles north of Santa Fe.
On June 1, 1945 the remainder of the Japanese Army 2nd Tank Regiment and 10th Tank Regiment dug in together at Aritao. On June 4, 1945 the US Army 37th Infantry Division attacked supported by the 775th Tank Battalion, loosing two tanks and two anti-tank guns during the assault. A-20s and fighter-bombers
supporting ground forces strike defensive positions at Aritao. The defending Japanese forces and armor were destroyed.
Type 1 Ho-Ni 75mm Self Propelled Gun
Captured at Aritao on April 6, 1945 exported to United States for technical evaluation
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October 23, 2019