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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An inlet of the South China Sea on the western coast of Luzon, Philippines. It was captured by the Japanese in December 1941 and retaken by American forces in January 1945.


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  • The ships departed Lingayen Gulf Oct. 11 at conclusion of their support there, for follow on participation in previously scheduled exercise.

    US Marine 31st MEU wraps up Philippine relief mission

  • • USS Harpers Ferry and USS Tortuga transited to the Lingayen Gulf north of Manila Oct. 9 following a Philippine Government request for further assistance due to mudslides and floods following Typhoon Parma.

    US Marine 31st MEU wraps up Philippine relief mission

  • He received two Bronze Stars for his valor during the Battles of Surigao Straits and Lingayen Gulf.

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  • On each of the last four nights Interceptor Command on the Philippines had picked up small formations of bombers flying down from Formosa to the Lingayen Gulf area, some hundred miles north of Manila.

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  • Because of its strategic location on the Lingayen Gulf in northern Luzon (the country's most populous island), Dagupan was the landing spot for U.S. troops in the Spanish-American War, and for Japanese and U.S. soldiers during World War II.

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  • After landing on the beaches at Lingayen Gulf, Sixth Army began the long drive south toward Manila.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • They sent one of the companies to a small island in the Lingayen Gulf.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • Against minimal resistance, the Allies landed at Lingayen Gulf, using the same beaches the Japanese had landed on in 1941.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • Towards sustainable development of the coastal resource of Lingayen Gulf, Philippines.

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  • Three of the vessels, Tokai Maru, Amagisan Maru, and Kirishima Maru, were earmarked for the Philippine invasion at Lingayen Gulf on Luzon in mid-December.



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