Landing in Masbate Island

Landing in Masbate Island / Masbate City The liberation of Masbate was one of the last crucial undertakings by the Allied powers to open the northern Visayas channel for Allied shipping. The Japanese in the island were mostly survivors of the ships sunk during the Japanese attempts to reinforce Leyte in the fall of 1944. continue reading : Landing in Masbate Island

Battle of Bacsil Ridge

Battle of Bacsil Ridge / San Fernando City, La Union The Battle of Bacsil Ridge ended the month-long battle for control of San Fernando. The Japanese defenders called the Hayashi Detachment, composed of 3,000 armed troops and 2,000 unarmed support forces, took hold of San Fernando and its surrounding areas which denied entry to the continue reading : Battle of Bacsil Ridge