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    Panay Island  Philippines
Panay Island is located in the in the Western Visayas (Region VI) in the Philippines. Today, Panay Island is divided into five provinces: Aklan, Antique Province, Capiz Province, Iloilo Province. Borders the Sulu Sea to the south and west and Jintotolo Channel (Jintotolo Strait) to the north and northeast. To the southeast is Guimaras Island and Negros Island.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Jpapanese. During late 1944 until early May 1945 attacked by U. S. bombers and fighters. On March 18, 1945 the 542nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment makes an amphibious landing of the U. S. Army 40th Division reinforced (less the 108th RCT) makes an amphibious landing on beaches on the southeast coast of Panay

American missions against Panay Island
October 26, 1944–May 6, 1945

A-20G-45-DO Havoc Serial Number 43-22155
Pilot Jennings ditched March 19, 1945, 1 missing


U. S. Army in World War II - Triumph in the Philippines Chapter XXXI The Central Visayan Islands pages 601-602, 603 (map), 604, 607, 619, Footnotes 1, 2, 3, 5, 12, 19, 20

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Last Updated
August 25, 2020


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