Battle of Balete/Dalton Pass.

Battle of Balete/Dalton Pass.

Zd122. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Battle of Balete Pass.
This is an album of pictures from NARA. They are images in the Record Group 111:
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 – 1985 Series:
U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographs of Military Activity During World War II, Balete Pass.
This is the NARA URL, click here:

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Battle of Balete Pass. From Wikipedia, click here:

The Japanese strategy during the Battle of Luzon was to fight a delaying retreat from Baguio to Bayombong, and then to a final defensive position in Kiangan, Ifugao.[2]:Map 2,88,99 The pass was the only access between Central Luzon and the Cagayan Valley, and was the scene of much bloody fighting in the Battle of Luzon, during the final stages of World War II.

Balete Pass lies along Highway 5 from San Jose City and Santa Fe, and became a defensive position for Tomoyuki Yamashita’s forces. A similar defensive battle was fought at Salacsac Pass, along the Villa Verde Trail joining San Nicolas and Santa Fe.[2]:Map 2 and 4

Japanese Gen. Yoshiharu Iwanaka’s 2nd Tank Division fought a retreating battle from San Jose to Dupax, before confronting the American 32nd Division, under the command of Maj. Gen. William H. Gill, at Salacsac Pass in early March 1945.[2]:70–72 That left the Japanese 10th Division, under the command of Lt. Gen. Yasuyuki Okamoto, to confront the American 25th Division, under the command of Maj. Gen. Charles L. Mullins, at Balete Pass.[2]:83,98

According to Ogawa, “When Balete was about to be captured, those unable to move were left to die after much pain and agony. Some of the more fortunate were given potassium cyanide or hand grenades to dispose of themselves quickly.”[2]:98 The Americans took the Balete area on 31 May 1945.[2]:102

The Japanese lost 7,750 at Balete Pass, and 5,410 at Salacsac Pass.[2]:Map 2 The Battle of Balete Pass incurred the death of 685, and the wounding of 2,090, 25th Division American soldiers between 21 Feb. and 31 May 1945.[1]:539 The Battle of Villa Verde Trail, or the Battle of Salacsac Pass, cost the American 32nd Division, 825 killed, and 2,160 wounded.[1]:539 The casualties among Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas were 285 killed and 1,134 wounded in battle. The Japanese 10th Division and 2nd Tank Division were finished as effective combat units.[1]:510,535

The pass is named for General James Dalton II, who was killed by a sniper during the battle.
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Zd124. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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Zd126. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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Zd128. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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—— 8 more pics

Zd130. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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Zd132. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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Zd134. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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Zd136. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. This picture was downloaded from NARA look for the source information above.

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—— 6 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today,20-09-26)

These 6 pics were chosen as 6 sample pictures of the 2nd batch of 20 images put into my Flickr album 20-09-26. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd142. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd144. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd146. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Start of the 3rd set into Karl’s webpage

—— 10 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today, 20-09-28)

These 10 pics were chosen as 10 sample pictures of the 3rd batch of 20 images put into my Flickr album 20-09-28. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd155. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd157. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd159. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd161. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd163. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Start of the 4th set into Karl’s webpage

—— 10 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today, 20-09-30)

These 10 pics were chosen as 10 sample pictures of the 4th batch of 20 images put into my Flickr album 20-09-30. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd172. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd174. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd176. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd178. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd180. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Start of the 5th set of images

—— 10 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today, 20-09-30)

These 10 pics were chosen as 10 sample pictures of the 5th batch of 20 images put into my Flickr album 20-09-30. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd189. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd191. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd193. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd195. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

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Zd197. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded in high resolution from NARA.

Zd198. This is the description for the previous image.

—— 10 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today, 20-10-07)

These 10 pics were chosen as 10 sample pictures of the 5th batch of 20 images put into my Flickr album 20-09-30. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd206. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd208. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd210. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd212. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd214. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Start of the 7th & last set of images

—— 10 more pics for this Karl’s webpage of the Battle of the Balete Pass. (done today, 20-10-10)

These 10 pics were chosen as 10 sample pictures of the 7th batch of 20+ images put into my Flickr album 20-10-10. The pictures in this Flickr album can be downloaded in high resolution. This is the Flickr album URL, click here:

Zd225. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd227. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd229. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd231. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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Zd233. This is an WWII 1945 image of the Battle of the Balete Pass, fought by the 25th Division, to liberate North Luzon and defeat the Japanese Army. Filipino Commonwealth regulars, Constabulary and guerrillas also fought side by side with the 25th and many Filipino carried supplies and casualties. This picture was downloaded from NARA.

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