Batan Island is located in the Batanes Island Group (Batanes Islands) in Batanes Province in the Philippines. At the northeast of the island is Mount Iraya (Mt. Iraya) with an elevation of 3,307'. To the south is approximately 120 miles
away is the northern coast of Luzon. To the north is Taiwan (Formosa).
On December 8, 1941 a Japanese
Formosa landed on Batan Island and was one of the first locations in the Philippines occupied by the Japanese. Batan Island was occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.
Lat 20° 26' 60N Long 121° 58' 0E Basco is located on the northern portion of Batan Island.
Lat 20° 22' 3N Long 121° 57' 38E Itbud is located on the south coast near Imnajbu includes an abandoned U.S. radio installation.
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October 23, 2019