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Historical Markers

A compilation of the Series of events immediately preceding and during the 1941-42 initial dark days of WWII in the Philippines. Source - The Defenders 40th (Ruby) Anniversaries

Major Battles

  • In Bataan
    • 06 Jan 1942: Layac Junction - 71st Division, Tank Group, 31st Infantry(PS), 26th Cavalry, 88th Field Artilerry, 23rd Field Artillery
    • 09-23 Jan 1942: Abucay - 41st Division, 51st Division, 71st Field Artillery, 57th Infantry(PS) 301st Field Artillery, 24th Field Artillery(PS), 1st Field Artillery(SPM)
    • 12-24 Jan 1942: Moron - 1st RD, 2nd PC, 31st Field Artillery, 72nd Infantry, 91st Field Artillery, 92nd Infantry, 26th Cavalry, 192nd Tank

  • Points
    • 26 Jan-16 Feb 1942: Anyasan Silaiim - 1st PC, 45th Infantry(PS), 88th Field Artillery, 192nd Tank
    • 19 Jan-09Feb 1942: Aglahoma Quinauan - 1st P?C, PAAC Battalion, 45th Infantry(PS), 21st & 34th Pursuit, 88th Field Artillery, 803rd Engineers, PT-34, Whaleboat
    • 23-30 Jan 1942: Lapiay Longoskawayan - 2nd Anti-Tank, 2nd, 20th & 34th Pursuit, 57th Infantry, AWARN, 4th Marines, 88th Field Artillery, 301th CWS, "USS Quail"

  • Pockets
    • 28 Jan-09 Feb 1942: "Cutar" Little Pocket - 1st RD's 1st Infantry, 51st RCT
    • 29 Jan-12 Feb 1942: "Tuol" Big Pocket - 45th Infrantry(PS), 51st RCT, 1st PC, 11th Infantry, 92nd Infantry, 11th Field Artillery, 26th Cavalry, 192nd Tank
    • 09-17 Feb 1942: "Upper Pocket" - 12th Infantry, 1st PC, 192nd Tank
    • 21-24 Feb 1942: Tiis River - 71st Infantry, 91st Infantry, 26th Cavalry
    • 27 Jan-02 Feb 1942: Kaput Trial-2 - 31st Field Artillery, 32nd Infantry, 41st Infantry, 51st Infantry

Encounters on Japanese Landing

  • North Luzon
    • Bataan - 08 December 1941
    • Camiguin - 10 Dec 1942
    • Aparri - 10 December 1941
    • Gonzaga - 10 Dec 1941
    • Vigan - 10-12 December 1941

  • Lingayen Gulf (22-24 December 1941)
    • Bauang
    • Caba
    • Agoo
    • Damortis

  • Southern Luzon
    • Legaspi (12 December 1941) - 53rd Infantry

  • Eastern Tayabas (23 Dec 1941)
    • Mauban - 1st Infantry
    • Atimonan - 52nd Infantry
    • Siain
    • Mindoro - 43rd Infantry

  • Corregidor (05-06 May 1942)
    • North Shore of Tadpole's Tail
    • Between Morrison and Rock Points
    • Between Cavalry and Infantry Points

  • Visayas
    • Negros - 24 Mar 1942

  • Cebu Island (10 Apr 1942)
    • Naga
    • Cebu City - Cebu MP
    • Toledo - 82nd Infantry

  • Panay Island (16 Apr 1942)
    • Iloilo
    • Capiz
    • San Jose

  • Mindanao
    • Davao (20 Dec 1941) - 101 Infantry
    • Sulu (24 Dec 1941) PC Company
    • Zamboanga (01 Mar 1942) - PC Provincial Battalion
    • Lanao (19 April 1942)
    • Cotabato (19 Apr 1942)
    • Tagoloan (03 May 1942)
    • Cagayan de Oro (03 May 1942)

  • Concentration Camps
    • Camp O'Donnel, Capas, Tarlac
    • Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
    • Camp Casisang

  • Wartime HQ/Command Posts
    • HPA
    • USAFFE (Bataan Echelon)
    • Luzon Force
    • I Corps
    • II Corps
    • Service Command Area
    • Visayan-Mindanao Force

  • Mobilization HQ
    • UST - 1st Regiment Division
    • Limay, Bataan - 2nd Regiment Division
    • Camp Labo, San Fabian - 11th Division
    • Lingayen, Pangasinan - 21st Division
    • San Fernando, Pampanga - 31st Division
    • Tagaytay City - 41st Division
    • Lucena, Tayabas - 51st Division
    • Iloilo City - 61st Division
    • Capas, Tarlac - 71st Division
    • Carmen, Bohol - 81st division
    • Cabanatuan, NE - 91st Division
    • CampOverton, Lanao - 101st Division
    • Cagayan - 102nd Division
    • Camp Murphy - PA Air Corps
    • Muelle Del Codo - PA OSP

  • "Perpetual Gratitude"to the townspeople of the Municipalities where the "Death March" passed
    • Lamao
    • Cabcaben
    • Mariveles
    • Morong
    • Bagac
    • Limay
    • Orion
    • Orani
    • Hermosa
    • Dinalupihan
    • Lubao
    • Sexmoan
    • Guagua
    • Bacolor
    • San Fernando

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