on this day attachment

In the early 1943, a guerilla unit was organized in Baguio and Benguet – the 66th Infantry. This unit was composed of Filipino officers and men who escaped from Bataan and Corregidor; released prisoners of war; American officers and American mining engineers who were not captured; civilian volunteers from Baguio and Benguet and a group known as “apaches”. The 66th Infantry was basically a conglomeration of the 43rd infantry, Philippine scout; the 11th infantry, Philippine army; and the 12th infantry Philippine army. Adding the numerical figures “43”, “11” and “12” the result is “66”. That was how this guerilla unit was baptized.

The main liberating force was already positioned at Lepanto, Mankayan trying to secure towns after the successful operation in Bessang Pass in June 1945. The M company and 3rd Battalion of the 66th Infantry USAFIP was left behind to secure civilians in Bokod and Kabayan. During the Liberation Campaign for Baguio City, the 1st Battalion 66th Infantry Regiment USAFIP-NL went down to the lowlands and together with the 37th Division U.S. Army, came up via Naguilian Road. Meanwhile, the 2nd BN went down and was attached to the 33rd Division U.S. Army and went up via Kennon Road. For a while, 3rd Battalion was left behind but went down and soon made contact with the 1st BN at La Union. But the “M” Company of 3rd BN was left at Kabayan to guard the civilian from Japanese harassment. The unit began evacuating the civilians to Mt. Trail, Atok on mid-July. After then, “M” Co. met up with the other elements of 66th Infantry at Km 52 Highway 11 (Halsema Highway) in July 1945, liberating the town of Kabayan on July 19, 1945.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1945 VICTORY DAY IN NEGROS ISLAND

SEPTEMBER 3, 1945 END OF WORLD WAR II IN BAGUIO

SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 SURRENDER OF GENERAL YAMASHITA AT KIANGAN, IFUGAO

AUGUST 15, 1945   LIBERATION OF BENGUET

AUGUST 4, 1945   LIBERATION OF ATOK, BENGUET

JULY 26, 1945 LIBERATION OF NATONIN, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE

JULY 20, 1945 LIBERATION OF MANKAYAN, BENGUET

JULY 19, 1945 LIBERATION OF KABAYAN, BENGUET

JULY 17, 1945   LIBERATION OF BOKOD, BENGUET

JUNE 27, 1945   LIBERATION OF APARRI, CAGAYAN

JUNE 25, 1945   LIBERATION OF TUGUEGARAO CAGAYAN

JUNE 19, 1945   LIBERATION OF ILAGAN, ISABELA

JUNE 14, 1945  BATTLE OF BESSANG PASS  

MAY 20, 1945 LIBERATION OF MALAYBALAY, BUKIDNON

MAY 17, 1945 LIBERATION OF KIBUNGAN & TUBLAY, BENGUET

MAY 17, 1945 BATTLE OF IPO DAM

MAY 14, 1945 BATTLE OF MALEPUNYO

MAY 13, 1945 BATTLE OF BALETE PASS  

MAY 3, 1945 BATTLE OF ISING

MAY 3, 1945 LIBERATION OF DAVAO CITY

APRIL 28, 1945 LIBERATION OF DIGOS, DAVAO CITY

APRIL 27, 1945 LIBERATION OF BAGUIO CITY

APRIL 26, 1945 LIBERATION OF  TUBA, BENGUET

APRIL 26, 1945 LIBERATION OF  DUMAGUETE CITY

APRIL 22, 1945 A SALUTE TO VALOR – PALAWAN LIBERATION

APRIL 20, 1945 LIBERATION OF DUMAGUETE CITY

APRIL 20, 1945 LIBERATION OF PIKIT

APRIL 18, 1945 LANDING IN COTABATO

APRIL 17, 1945 LIBERATION OF PARANG,  MAGUINDANAO

APRIL 10, 1945 LIBERATION OF SABLAN, BENGUET

APRIL 9, 1945 LANDING IN JOLO ISLAND

APRIL 1, 1945 LIBERATION OF BURGOS, LA UNION

APRIL 1, 1945 LANDING IN LEGASPI

MARCH 29, 1945 LIBERATION OF LIPA CITY

MARCH 29, 1945 LANDING IN NEGROS ISLAND

MARCH 26, 1945 LANDING IN TALISAY, CEBU

MARCH 19, 1945 BATTLE OF BACSIL RIDGE

MARCH 19, 1945 LIBERATION OF BAUANG, LA UNION

MARCH 18, 1945 LIBERATION OF PANAY, ROMBLON, AND GUIMARAS 

MARCH 17, 2004  ILOILO VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY 

MARCH 10, 1945   LIBERATION OF ZAMBOANGA