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  Luzon
On 15 March the 6th Division, with the 112th Regimental Combat Team attached, passed to the control of the XI Corps, and the 37th Division was placed in the Sixth Army reserve and given the mission of patrolling Manila.
By 31 May, all of southern Luzon was cleared of major enemy units, and on 15 June the XIV Corps was relieved of tactical responsibility in southern Luzon and transferred north.
Although the reconquest of Luzon was a severe blow to the Japanese and placed the Allies one step closer to total victory, Japan would not admit defeat.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/luzon/72-28.htm   (8421 words)

  
  Isla de Luzon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ISLA DE LUZON was a small Spanish cruiser which served with Spanish Admiral Montojo's Asiatic Squadron.
With the beginning of the Philippine Insurrection against Spain, The ISLA DE LUZON, along with her sister ship, the ISLA DE CUBA, was sent to the Philippines to join the squadron of Admiral Montojo.
The ISLA DE LUZON was finally decommissioned on February 15, 1919, though she continued to serve in the Naval Torpedo Station until July 23, when she was struck from the navy rolls.
www.spanamwar.com /islaluzon.htm   (608 words)

  
  Luzon, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luzon was the theater where the Spanish-American war was fought in the Philippines.
Admiral Manuel de la Cámara sailed from Spain on June 16, 1898 with the Eastern Squadron to defend Luzon and its surroundings.
Luzon, also, was the city where the Liga Filipina and the Katipunan began and drew most of their supporters.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/luzon.html   (152 words)

  
 Luzon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Luzon has important lumbering and mining industries; there are gold, chromite, nickel, copper, and iron deposits, and the bamboo on Bataan peninsula has many commercial uses.
Luzon was recovered (1945) after a major landing from Lingayen Gulf (January), a bloody fight for Manila (February), and protracted mop-up operations, which were not completed until June.
Luzon’s several U.S. military bases were closed down between 1971 and 1992, in part because of the devastation caused by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption; the one at Subic Bay was successfully converted to a free-trade zone.
www.bartleby.com /65/lu/Luzon.html   (552 words)

  
 Luzon Summary
Luzon as an island group includes the island of Luzon itself, plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the main and outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.
To the west of Luzon island is the South China Sea (Luzon Sea in Philippine territorial waters), to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the north is Luzon Strait containing Babuyan Channel and Balintang Channel.
The southeastern portion of Luzon is dominated by the Bicol Peninsula.
www.bookrags.com /Luzon   (2183 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Luzon rain forests (IM0123)
Parts of the Luzon highlands were established as a result of volcanic activity and the friction of the Australian and Asian plates at least 15 million years ago.
Temperatures in Luzon vary greatly with elevation, but within the lowlands temperatures are fairly uniform at about 25-28°C. Rainfall in the lowlands is seasonally variable, with four distinct types.
Researchers in Luzon feared that Isabela oriole was extinct (Mallari and Jensen 1993; Poulsen 1995) until two recent reports of its existence in northern Luzon (Gamauf and Tebbich 1995; van der Linde 1995).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0123_full.html   (2341 words)

  
  Luzon - Wikipedia
Ang Luzon o ang Kalusunan ay tumutukoy sa ang pinakamalaki at pinakamahalagang pulo ng Pilipinas at isa sa tatlong pangkat ng mga pulo sa bansa (ang Kabisayaan at Mindanao ang dalawa pa).
Nasa kanluran ng pulo ang Dagat Timog Tsina, sa silangan ang Dagat Pilipinas, at sa hilaga ang Luzon Strait.
Ang pangkat ng pulo na tinutukoy bilang ang Kalusunan ay kinabibilangan ng Luzon kasama ang pangkat ng Batanes at Babuyan sa hilaga, ang mga pulo ng Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, Mindoro at Palawan sa timog.
tl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luzon   (203 words)

  
  Luzon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Luzon as an island group includes the island of Luzon itself, plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the main and outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.
To the west of Luzon island is the South China Sea (Luzon Sea in Philippine territorial waters), to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the north is Luzon Strait containing Babuyan Channel and Balintang Channel.
The southeastern portion of Luzon is dominated by the Bicol Peninsula.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luzon   (1587 words)

  
 Luzon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luzon refers to the largest and most island in the Philippines and to one of the three groups in the country with Visayas and Mindanao being the other two.
To the west of Luzon island the South China Sea to the east is the Philippine Sea and to the north is Luzon Strait.
The island group of Luzon encompasses Luzon itself plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north the islands of Catanduanes Marinduque Masbate Romblon Mindoro and Palawan in the south.
www.freeglossary.com /Luzon   (1518 words)

  
 Luzon --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Formerly the capital of the province, it is the commercial centre for the eastern portion of Luzon's central plain, which is heavily farmed in rice.
There are major deposits of gold in northern and southern Luzon; iron ore in northern Mindanao and on nearby islands and in central Luzon; copper in west-central Luzon; lead and zinc in western Mindanao; and high-grade chromium ore (chromite) in west-central and southern Luzon, northern Mindanao, and central Palawan.
The population of the Philippines is unevenly distributed, with major concentrations on the Central Plain and the Ilocos coast of Luzon, and on the Visayan islands of Cebu, Negros, Panay, and Bohol.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9049466?tocId=9049466   (679 words)

  
 Luzon Minerals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Luzon Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Luzon Strait is a strait connecting the Philippine Sea, in the western Pacific, to the South China Sea, between Taiwan and Luzon in the Philippines.
The Babuyan Channel[?] separates Luzon from the Babuyan Islands, which is separated from the Batanes Islands by the Balintang Channel[?].
Luzon Strait was part of the Japanese invasion route in December 1942.
www.findword.org /lu/luzon-strait.html   (311 words)

  
 Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao - Philippine Embassy Beijing
LUZON is the largest of the Philippine islands.
Luzon is where Manila, the vibrant national capital, and Makati, the booming financial center are situated.
THE VISAYAS are emerald and sapphire jewels dotting the land and seascape between Luzon and Mindanao.
www.philembassy-china.org /country/geography.html   (829 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Luzon tropical pine forests (IM0302)
The Luzon Pine Forests [IM0302] ecoregion is entirely within the Central Cordillera Mountain Range of northwestern Luzon and includes all regions above 1,000 m, except a large tract of montane forest at the northern end (see ecoregion 102).
Often the pine forests of Luzon are categorized as monsoon forests because of the pronounced dry period (November-April) between rain (May-August, with July and August being the wettest).
The Luzon Pine Forests [IM0302] are home to twenty-three near-endemic birds, none of which are strictly limited to the ecoregion (table 2).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0302_full.html   (1529 words)

  
 Luzon
Luzon, where Metro Manila is situated, is the largest island in the Philippines and many of the provinces are just a few hours' drive away from Manila, making it easy to do day trips or get away for the weekend.
Northern Luzon is rich in panoramic views, green landscapes and old Spanish houses.
Hugging the north-western slopes of Luzon are the provincial towns of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/philippines/about_destin/luzon.html   (1010 words)

  
 Heroes of Luzon
He was with his unit in a dawn attack against hill positions approachable only along a narrow ridge paralleled on each side by steep cliffs which were heavily defended by enemy mortars, machineguns, and rifles in well-camouflaged spider holes and tunnels leading to caves.
Krotiak was an acting squad leader, directing his men in consolidating a newly won position on Hill B when the enemy concentrated small arms fire and grenades upon him and four others, driving them to cover in an abandoned Japanese trench.
When two Filipino companies were pinned down under a torrent of enemy fire that converged on them from a circular ridge commanding their position, Cpl. Mayfield, in a gallant single-handed effort to aid them, rushed from shell hole to shell hole until he reached four enemy caves atop the barren fire-swept hill.
www.worldwariihistory.info /Medal-of-Honor/Luzon.html   (7571 words)

  
 Welcome to Luzon Imports
Catering mostly to florists, garden centers and the craft industry, Luzon Imports is known for its high quality, artfully crafted, and extremely saleable products.
is pleased to announce the acquisition of Luzon Imports and their signature Twigs line!
A direct importer and distributor of a wide range of floral and craft supplies, Jacobson Floral Supply has been serving florists, crafters, decorators and designers for over 60 years.
www.luzonimports.com   (93 words)

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