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    Bontoc (Bontoz) Mountain Province | Luzon Philippines
Location
Lat 17° 5' 14N Long 120° 58' 32E  Bontoc is located at an elevation of 2,860' / 871m in Mountain Province on Luzon in the Philippines. Also known as "Bontoz". Bontoc is the provincial capital of Mountain Province.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War occupied by the Japanese. Starting in late March 1945 U. S. bombers and fighters began attacking Bontoc until the end of the Pacific War. By the middle of June 1945, the Japanese Army "Araki Force" withdraw from Bontoc southeast to Banaue. On July 10, 1945 the USAFIP(NL) 11th Infantry advanced southward to occupy Bontoc then advanced along Route 4 to the southeast and on July 21, 1945 linked up with the U. S. Army 6th Division, 1st Infantry Regiment at Polis Pass and completed the encirclement of the "Shobu Group" in the last stand area to the south.

American missions against Bontoc
March 20, 1945–August 7, 1945

References
U. S. Army in World War II - Triumph in the Philippines Chapter XXIX Pursuit in Northern Luzon pages 558-559 (geography), 561, 566, 571, 573 (capture July 10, 1945), 574

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September 3, 2020

 

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