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Nasugbu (120.959E 14.461N) was a small port on Luzon southwest of Manila.
On 31 January 1945, elements of 11 Airborne Division (Swing) were brought ashore at Nasugbu by Fechteler's Amphibian Group 8 (MIKE VI). Opposition was light and the division immediately began racing up Tagaytay Ridge, which overlooks Manila from the southwest and from which a two-lane concrete road led past Cavite to the city. That night, a group of Japanese suicide boats from Balayan Bay (120.74E 13.900N) succeeded in sinking PC-1129. The wary and exhausted American sailors off the beachhead then mistakenly sank two PT boats approaching the landing craft.
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