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Japanese invasion of Gonzaga
Part of Philippines Campaign (1941–42), Pacific War
Date10 December 1941
LocationGonzaga, Cagayan, 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

On 10 December, Japanese troops were heading off of Batan Island, when heavy winds threatened their crews. The convoy left two companies on Aparri and landed more troops on Gonzaga. While the Japanese were unloading, they were attacked by heavy bombers, but the damage done was not extensive.[1]


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