bataan

bataan

LAYAC JUNCTION (BATAAN) WWII U.S. Defense Line.(Rainer Loeser)

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During the first week of January 1942. the American 31st infantry, the Philippine Scout 26th Cavalry, and two Philippine Army Regiments, formed a defense line at Lyac Junction. The idea was to slow down the Japanese entry into Bataan by fighting a delaying action. thus gaining time for the American and Philippine forces to withdraw to Bataan. For the first time in World War II, American troops faced Japanese forces on the ground.