Battle of Bacsil Ridge

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Battle of Bacsil Ridge
Part of World War II and 1944-1945 Philippines Campaign
Date March 19, 1945
Location Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines
Result Filipino victory
 Philippine Commonwealth  Empire of Japan
*  Imperial Japanese Army
Commanders and leaders
United States Russell W. Volckmann
United States George Barnett
Empire of Japan Tomoyuki Yamashita
Empire of Japan Col. Hayashi
Units involved
Commonwealth of the Philippines 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL Empire of Japan Japanese 14th Area Army
121st Infantry
308th Bomb Wing
6,000 Japanese troops
Casualties and losses
877 casualties 3,322 killed
407 captured

The Battle of Bacsil Ridge was fought on March 19, 1945 was one of the continued main battles of the Philippines Campaign of the Second World War are between the Filipino soldiers under the 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL, under the command of Russell W. Volckmann, and the Japanese Imperial forces under by General Tomoyuki Yamashita, which resulted in the capture of San Fernando, La Union on 23 March 1945, and Bacnotan, La Union after two months of fighting.[1]:198–199

See also


  1. Volckmann, R., 1954, We Remained, New York:W.W.Norton & Company, Inc., ISBN 9780393350227