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    Sanga-Sanga (Sanga Sanga) Tawi-Tawi Province | ARMM Philippines
Location
Lat 5° 4' 21N  Long 119° 47' 7E  Sanga-Sanga is located on Sanga-Sanga Island in at the southwestern in Tawi-Tawi Province in Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of the Philippines. Also spelled Sanga Sanga. During World War II, this island was considered part of Borneo.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese, this location was used as major stop over base for the Japanese Navy during their occupation. Starting in December 1944 until the end of March 1945 attacked by American bombers and fighters.

American missions against Sanga-Sanga
December 9, 1944–March 30, 1945

On April 2, 1945, liberated by the U.S. Army 41st Infantry Division. Later, relieved by the Australian Army, 2/25 Infantry Battalion that occupied the area until the end of the Pacific War.

Sanga-Sanga Airfield (Tawi-Tawi)
Wartime airfield used by the Japanese and Allies still in use today.

References
AWM "Occupation of Sanga Sanga by 2/25 Australian Infantry Battalion"

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October 23, 2019

 

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