Photograph of Legaspi landing

U.S. Army. Via

Legaspi (Legazpi City; 123.758E 13.144N) was founded in 1636 as Albay and renamed in 1925. It was a commercial center for rice, coconuts, and hemp and had a small airstrip in 1941.

The port was captured on 12 December 1941 by 2500 men of the Kimura Detachment supported by 575 men of 1 Kure SNLF supported by aircraft from Ryujo. There was no opposition: The nearest Allied troops, from 51 Philippine Division (Jones), were 150 miles (240 km) away.

Legaspi was recaptured by the Americans on 1 April 1945 in order to clear San Bernardino Strait and provide a shorter convoy route from Leyte Gulf to Manila. The strait was swept by four minesweepers on 31 March and Legaspi itself on 1 April, and 158 Regimental Combat Team was landed by LCI Flotilla 7. Opposition from the 1600 defenders from 35 Naval Guard Force and 26 Independent Mixed Regiment was initially slight, since the defenders made no attempt to hold the port and were deployed instead to block the Allied advance up the Bicol Peninsula. The few Japanese troops holding the Sorsogon Peninsula commanding San Bernardino Strait were driven out on 16 April.

Rail connections



Morison (1959)
Morton  (1952; accessed 2012-3-17)
Smith (1961; accessed 2012-3-17)

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
sex n xxx
porn x videos
desi porn videos
hardcore porn
filme porno
filmati xxx
Груб секс
इंडियन सेक्स
वीडियो सेक्स
xn xx
Besuche uns
onlyfans leaked videos