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    Lingayen Pangasinan Province | Luzon Philippines

USAAF c1945
Lat 16° 1' 18N Long 120° 13' 55E  Lingayen is the provincial capital located at an elevation of 26' / 7m above sea level in Pangasinan Province on Luzon in the Philippines. Borders Lingayen Gulf to the north. To the east is Dagupan and beyond San Fabian. The mouth of the Ango River empties into Lingayen Gulf at this locaiton.

Wartime History
During late December 1941, occupied by the Japanese Army. During late December 1944 until early January 1945 attacked by American aircraft and subjected to Naval bombardment ahead of the amphibious landing at this location.

American mission against Lingayen
December 28, 1944–January 8, 1945

On January 9, 1945 U. S. Army 6th Army, XIV Corps, 40th Division landed at Lingayen then advanced inland to the south and westward to Saul. Afterwards, Lingayen was developed into a base area to support the U. S. Army advance southward.

Lingayen Airfield
Built prewar at Lingayen and used by the U. S. during 1945 today abandoned.

Lingayen Capital Compound
Located in a plaza behind the Pangasinan provincial capital includes several memorial plaques, a pavilion with photograph display, and collection of American wartime relics.

Lingayen Beach (Orange Beach)
On January 9, 1945 the US Army 6th Army, XIV Corps 40th Division landed at Lingayen, then moved inland to the south, and westward towards Sual. Located at Maniboc and Barrio Pangasinan in Lingayen. A plaque and statue of MacArthur mark the site of the landing. The plaque reads: "On this shore... the first combat troops of the Sixth Army of the United States of America under the command of General Douglas MacArthur landed 9 January 1945 to liberated the island of Luzon, thus fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people: 'I shall return' In fact, General Douglas MacArthur landed several days later on January 12, 1945.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2020


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January 9-17, 1945

Map Lingayen Area 1945

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