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Pulupandan Landing (Green Beach) Marker – 40th Infantry Division

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Details:

Between the beach and the basketball court, known as Green Beach landing complex.



Monument


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.



Monument Text:

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.

 

 

English translation:

 

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.

Commemorates:

People:

Isaac Rapp “Dash” Brush

Units:

160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division

185th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division

40th Infantry Division

8th US Army

Filipino Guerillas

Filipino- American Irregular Troops

Philippine Army

Philippine Scouts

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Pacific Theater

Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)

Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)

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