1941, December 12

Japanese troops occupy Laoag, two days after landing in Vigan. Governor-elect Roque Ablan evacuates provincial government personnel to Solsona; he organizes resistance from here with members of the Provincial Prison Guards and a sprinkling of civic-minded citizens and Army reservists. Various guerilla units eventually collaborate with Col. Russell W. Volckman’s USAFIP-NL (US Armed Forces in the Philippines- North Luzon). [Salazar et al]

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