Battle of Luzon

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Luzon
partof=World War II, Pacific Theater
date=January 9 1945 - August 15 1945
place=Luzon, Philippines
result=Allied victory
combatant1=flag|United States|1912 flagicon|Philippines|1919 Philippines flag|Mexico|1934
combatant2=flag|Empire of Japan
commander1=flagicon|United States|1912 Douglas Macarthur
flagicon|Philippines|1919 Sergio Osmeña
flagicon|Philippines|1919 Basilio J. Valdes
flagicon|Philippines|1919 Rafael Jalandoni
flagicon|Philippines|1919 Alfredo M. Santos
flagicon|Philippines|1919 Luis Taruc
flagicon|Mexico|1934 Antonio Cárdenas Rodriguez
commander2=flagicon|Empire of Japan Tomoyuki Yamashita
strength1=175,000
strength2=250,000
casualties1=37,870
casualties2=217,000
The Battle of Luzon, on the island of Luzon, home to the Filipino capital Manila. The battle resulted in a U.S. and Filipino victory, although pockets of Japanese resistance held out until the unconditional surrender of Japan.

ee also

*Manila massacre
*Escuadrón 201, a Mexican fighter/bomber squadron that participated in the last phase of the battle.

External links

* [http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=27 WW2DB: Reclaiming the Philippines]
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWphilippines.htm Spartacus Educational]


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