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Japanese invasion of Aparri
Part of Philippines Campaign (1941–42), Pacific War
Date10 December 1941
LocationAparri, Philippines
Result Japanese victory
 Empire of Japan  Commonwealth of the Philippines

Japan launched an attack on Batan Island on 8 December 1941, to get control of the airbase on the island. Japan used this airbase to launch attacks on other islands.

The invasion

Aparri was invaded on 10 December 1941, as part of six advance invasions to the Philippines, and done in unison with Japan's invasions of Vigan and Camiguin Island.[1]


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