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World War II in The Philippines April 29, 1945

Posted by Editor on April 29th, 2006

LUZON – In U.S. Sixth Army’s XIV Corps area, RCT 158, leaving 3d Bn to mop up stragglers in Camalig area, starts northwards. 1st Bn advances along Route I to Pauili R while 2d Bn, reinf by AT Co, moves along Route 27. 511th Inf A/B Div, takes its objective, Hill 2610 at Mt. Malepunyo hill mass, and Hill 2480, assigned objective of 188th Inf moving down from N.

S PHILIPPINES – In U.S. Eighth Army’s X Corps area, forward elements of 19th Inf, 24th div, push through Coronon and Astorga on Mindanao to positions near Darong airfield. Co K, 34th Inf, arrives in Guma area, NW of Digos, to contain bypassed pocket. On Sayre Highway, 3d Bn of 124th Inf, 31st Div, attacks through 2d Bn, reducing Japanese roadblock and gaining 7,000 yards although (Japanese) has destroyed bridges. On Bohol, 3d Bn (less Co I) of 164th Inf leaves for Cebu. Guerillas, assisted by Co I, are responsible for completing mop up. Japanese casualties total 104 killed and 16 captured for American losses of 7 killed and 14 wounded. On Negros, 2d Bn, 164th Inf, meets heavy fire as it continues to clear heights near Palimpinon.

Compilation done by Mary H. Williams of the Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, Washington D.C. in 1960

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