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Justin Taylan 2005
Pangasinan Province is located on Luzon in Philippines. Borders La Union Province to the north, and the 3rd District of Pangasinan to the west, 6th District to the east and Tarlac Province to the south.

Lat 16° 5' 40N Long 120° 21' 48E  Calasiao is an inland town located to the south of Dagupan.
After the American amphibious landing on January 9, 1945, Calasiao was used as a staging area by the U. S. Army moving southward.

Lat 16° 10' 0N Long 120° 28' 60E  Sison is located at the eastern edge of Pangasinan Province on Luzon in the Philippines.
After the American amphibious landing on January 9, 1945 the U. S. Army 71st Division (less the 71st Infantry Regiment) took up positions astride Route 3 to the south of Sison.

Lat 16° 6' 48N Long 120° 32' 34E  Inland town in Pangasinan. Battle for Pozorrubio January 12, 1945.

Lat 16° 3' 0N  Long 120° 34' 60E  Inland town in Pangisanan.

Two reinforced companies of the 3d Battalion, 103d Infantry, had reached barrio Potpot, a mile or so west of Binalonan on the Binalonan-Manaoag road by January 16. The companies scarcely had time to set up defenses by dusk when they were attacked by Japanese Tanks of the 7th Tank Regiment attacked from Pozorrubio to Potpot around midnight, catching American by surprise there. After a 2 hour firefight, the Japanese finally withdrew. Two tanks were able to drive through the perimeter spraying machine gun fire in all directions before disappearing down the road toward Manaoag. A third Japanese tank was knocked out east of the perimeter, but others, accompanied by infantry, continued to attack. The Japanese infantry withdrew after a two-hour fire fight. At dawn on the 17th the two tanks that had broken through earlier came roaring back down the road from Manaoag. This time they were destroyed. In total, the Japanese lost 11 tanks and at least 50 men killed. US Army lost 2 men killed and 10 wounded; a 37-mm. antitank gun, a jeep, and an M8 scout car destroyed; and a tank, another jeep, and a second M8 damaged.

Urdaneta (Urdeneta)
Lat 15° 58' 34N Long 120° 34' 16E  Inland town 13.3 miles southeast of Mangaldan sitting astride of a major north-south (MacArthur Highway) and east-west road junction. Battle between Japanese Army and US Army liberation forces occurred here January 16-17, 1945.

Linmanzangan (Linmanzangan)
Linmansangan is an inland town at an elevation of 144' / 43m above sea level in the 5th District of Pangasinan Province on Luzon in the Philippines.

Lat 15° 54' 6N  Long 120° 35' 18E  Located to the south of Urdaneta, Rosales is to the south-west acros the Agno River to the south.

Lat 16° 2' 56N  Long 120° 35' 43E  Located 12.4 miles east of Mangaldan inland from Lingayen Gulf. Small town on the highway, midway between Pozorubio and Urdaneta. Site of battle between Japanese and American tanks.

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January 11, 2020











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