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    Dumaguete (Dumaguete City) Negros Oriental Province Philippines
Location
Lat 9° 18' 25N Long 123° 18' 27E  Dumaguete is located at an elevation of 3' on the southeast coast of Negros Island in Negros Oriental Province in the Central Visayas Region (Region VII) in the Philippines. Also known as Dumaguete Town. Today known as Dumaguete City. To the north is Sibulan.

Wartime History
During 1942 occupied by the Japanese. By April 1945 the remaining Japanese on Negros were in the central mountains and Dumaguete and the U. S. Army believed they had fortified the town. By the middle of April 1945, U. S. Army 40th Division reconnaissance elements approached the vicinity of the town.

On April 26, 1945 this force linked up with the Americal Division, 164th Regimental Combat Team (164th RCT) landed at Sibulan as part of Operation Victor II and together with the 40th Division entered Dumaguete and found no organized resistance until reaching the mountains to the southwest. Japanese defenses in that area were not overcome until the middle of June 1945. On June 9, 1945 the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team took over garrison duty on Negros with Filipino guerrillas chasing the remaining Japanese in the in the interior.

Dumaguete Airfield (Sibulan)
Located to the north of Dumaguete, built prewar and expanded by the Japanese also known as Sibulan Airfield.

References
Reports of General MacArthur - The Campaigns of MacArthur in the Pacific Volume I - Chapter XI Operations of the Eighth Army in the Southern Philippines pages 343, 345 (map), 347

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April 20, 2020

 

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