EIGHTH U. S. ARMY
1 JANUARY -31 JANUARY1S4S
I January - 31 January 1945
6 MAY 1945
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Narrative of Operations 1 Jan - 31 Jan 45.,
Annex #1, G-l Report
Annex #2, G-2 Report..
Annex #3, G-3 Report
Incl. "A", Signal Report
Annex #4, G-4 Report.
Incl. "A", Engineer Report..
Incl. "B", Quartermaster Report
Incl. MC", Chemical Report
Incl* »D», Medical Report
This report is primarily concerned with the acti
vities of the Western Visayan task Force while the MINDORO*
MARINDUQUE OPERATION was Under Eighth Array control, from
1 January to 31 January 1945. A short summary of the ini
tial action (15 December - 31 December1 1944) under Sixth
On 15 December 1944, the Western Visayan Task Force
consisting of the 19th Infantry RCT and the 503d Parachute
RCT landed unopposed at SAN JOSE, the principal seaport,
located on the southwest coast of MINDORO. The town was
occupied that same day as work was started to place its two
airdromes in operating condition.
During the early phase of the operation strong de
fensive positions were established alongthe perimeter and
beach as enemy aerial attacks, aimed at our resupply con
voys and airfields, increased. Though work on the airstrips
was not seriously affected, suicide crash dives by enemy
planes resulted in some serious damage to our naval craft
and some losses of cargo vessels.
On 27 December a Japanese Naval Task Force, report
ed enroute to CALAPAN in north MINDORO, bombarded SAN JOSE
while enemy planes increased their attacks on our airdromes.
These naval units were driven off, however, after they had
been severely mauled by our aircraft.
By 1 January two dry weather runways on