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Battle of Mayoyao Ridge Marker

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Details:

On the edge of the scenic viewpoint.

Marker


A Philippine Historic Marker flanked by the statue of a soldier.


The marker remembers the July-August 1945 Battle of Mayoyao Ridge. The battle of one of the last of the war in the Pacific during WW2 Luzon campaign. A combined force of US and Philippine forcesassaulted and defeated the enemy stronghold. The leader of the effort was an American Officer, Donald Blackburn, who ledPhilippineguerrilla efforts after Bataan and is known as one of the founders of the modern US Special Forces.

Monument Text:


ANG LABANAN SA MAYOYAO

DITO NAGANAP ANG SAGUPAAN SA PAGITAN NG MGA PUWERSANG HAPON AT PINAGSANIB PUWERSA NG USAFIP-NL NA KINABIBILANGAN NG 1ST BATTALION, 14TH INFANTRY; 3RD BATTALION AT ILANG ELEMENTO NG 11TH INFANTRY, 25 HULYO 1945 HANGGANG 7 AGOSTO 1945, NANG MABAWI ANG MAYOYAO SA KAMAY NG MANANAKOP. NATAPOS ANG LABANAN BAGO, 9 AGOSTO 1945. ITO ANG HULING LABANAN BAGO SUMUKO SI HENERAL TOMOYUKI YAMASHITA SA KIANGAN, IFUGAO, 2 SETYEMBRE, 1945.

 

English translation:

THE BATTLE AT MAYOYAO

THE CLASH TOOK PLACE HERE BETWEEN THE JAPANESE FORCES AND THE USAFIP-NL JOINT FORCE INCLUDING THE 1ST BATTALION, 14TH INFANTRY; 3RD BATTALION, AND SOME ELEMENTS OF THE 11TH INFANTRY, FROM 25 JULY 1945 TO 7 AUGUST 1945, WHEN MAYOYAO WAS RECOVERED FROM THE HANDS OF THE INVADER. THE BATTLE ENDED BEFORE AUGUST 9, 1945. THIS WAS THE LAST BATTLE BEFORE GENERAL TOMOYUKI YAMASHITA SURRENDERED AT KIANGAN, IFUGAO, ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1945.

 

Commemorates:

People:

Donald Dunwody  Blackburn

Units:

11th Infantry Regiment, US-Philippine Army (USAFIP-NL)

Philippine Army

Philippine Scouts

United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE)

United States Army Forces of Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL)

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Luzon (1944-1945)

Philippines Campaign (19441945)

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