Pulupandan Landing (Green Beach) Marker – 40th Infantry Division
Between the beach and the basketball court, known as Green Beach landing complex.
A Philippine Historical Marker attached under a statue of a soldier.
The marker remembers the 185th Regimental Combat Team of the 40th Infantry Division “Sunburst” landing at Pulupandan on March 29, 1945 and the subsequent taking of the Bago Bridge on the Los Negros Island.. These operations were supported by Philippine Guerillas.
This landing was part of the US 8th Army (LTG Robert Eichelberger)
Southern Philippines Campaign (February-July 1945) Operation Victor I, which included landings on several islands.
The text on the Marker is written in Tagalong and reads:
PAGDAONG SA PULUPANDAN
SA DALAMPASIGANG ITO, SA PAMUMUNO
NI MAJOR GENERAL RAPP BRUSH NG
40TH INFANTRY DIVISION, DUMAONG
ANG 185TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM,
NA NAGLIGTAS SA TULAY NG BAGO, 29
MARSO 1945, SUMUNOD ANG 160TH
REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, 31 MARSO
1945, ANG 503RD PARACHUTE REGIMENTAL
TEAM, 8 ABRIL 1945. SUMALUBONG ANG
MGA SIBILYAN AT GERILYANG KABILANG
SA 7TH MILITARY DISTRICT, SA PAMUMUNO
NI TENYENTE KORONEL SALVADOR
ABCEDE, NAITABOY NG MAGKAANIB NA
PUWERSA ANG MGA HAPON TUNGO SA
HILAGANG BAHAGI NG NEGROS.
LANDING AT PULUPANDAN
ON THIS BEACH, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MAJOR GENERAL RAPP BRUSH OF THE 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION, THE 185TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, WHICH SAVED THE BRIDGE OF BAGO, LANDED ON 29 MARCH 1945, FOLLOWED BY THE 160TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM, ON 31 MARCH 1945, AND THE 503RD PARACHUTE REGIMENTAL TEAM, ON 8 APRIL 1945. WELCOMED BY THE CIVILIANS AND GUERILLAS INCLUDED IN THE 7TH MILITARY DISTRICT, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL SALVADOR ABCEDE, THE ALLIED FORCES REPELLED THE JAPANESE TOWARDS THE NORTHERN PART OF NEGROS.
160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division
185th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
8th US Army
Filipino- American Irregular Troops
Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)
Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
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