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    Tagaytay (Tagaytay City) Cavite Province | Luzon¬†Philippines
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Bert Caloud 2009

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Bert Caloud 2009
Location
Lat 14° 6' 11N Long 120° 55' 58E ¬†Tagaytay is located north of Tagaytay Ridge and Tanauan Bay in Cavite Province on Luzon in the Philippines. Also known as Tagaytay City. To the south is Taal Lake and further to the north is Manila.

Tagaytay Ridge
On February 3, 1945 at 8:15am paratroopers from the U. S. Army 11th Airborne Division, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped in three groups onto Tagaytay Ridge. After landing, the Airborne troops encountered little resistance before linking up with ground forces by 3:00pm and began to advance northward toward toward Manila.

11th Airborne Marker and Memorial
Located at the junction of Silang Road and Canlubang-Nasugbu Road is an marker and memorial dedicated in 1951 to the 11th Airborne Division.

References
YouTube "Paratroops: "Airborne to Battle" 1954 US Army; The Big Picture TV-280" (12:38) footage of C-47s and 11th Airborne Division paratrooper drop on Tagaytay Ridge

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October 23, 2019

 

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