Bohol Island Liberation –Americal Division
In the waiting area for departures on the second floor.Monument
A black marble inscribed plaque built into a marble pyramid shape monument about 5 feet high.
The memorial remembers the 164th Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division’s landing and liberation of the Philippine Island of Bohol in April 1945. This landing was part of the US 8th Army's Operation Victor II. The landing Task Force was commanded by LTC William Considine and the Americal Division commanded by MG William Arnold.
THE LIBERATION OF BOHOL
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE 3RD BATTALION, 164TH INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE AMERICAL DIVISION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LT. COL WILLIAM H. CONSIDINE LANDED AT TAGBILARAN INSULAR WHARF AT 7:00 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING ON APRIL 11, 1945.
THE CONVOY TAKING THE AMERICAL FORCES TO BOHOL CONSISTED OF FLOTILLA OF SIX LANDING SHIP (MEDIUM), SIX LANDING CRAFT (INFANTRY), TWO LANDING CRAFT (SUPPORT) AND ONE LANDING CRAFT (MEDIUM-ROCKET).
UPON ARRIVAL, THE BATTALION COMBAT TEAM, ADVANCED RAPIDLY TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST WITH THE MISSION OF DESTROYING ALL HOSTILE FORCES IN BOHOL. MOTOR PATROLS WERE IMMEDIATELY DISPATCHED BY COLONEL CONSIDINE, TASK FORCE COMMANDER, COMBED THE AREA NORTH AND EAST HALF WAY ACROSS THE ISLAND BUT NO ENEMY FORCES WERE FOUND DURING THIS RECONNAISSANCE.
FINALLY ON APRIL 15 WHEN A GROUP OF UNDERSTRENGTH ENEMY WAS LOCATED NEAR GINOPOLAN, VALENCIA NEAR THE SIERRA BOLLONES BORDER.
BY APRIL 17, THE TASK FORCE WAS POISED TO STRIKE IN GINOPOLAN UNTIL THE 25TH THE BULK OF THE JAPANESE FORCES WERE DESTROYED AND BEATEN IN 10 DAYS OF FIGHTING.
THE CITY OF TAGBILARAN WAS LIBERATED FROM THE ENEMY ON MAY 25, 1945 BY MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM H. ARNOLD OF THE AMERICAL DIVISION, UNITED STATES ARMY.
164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division
8th US Army
Americal Division (23rd Infantry Division)
Operation Victor (I-IV)
Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)
Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
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