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San Carlos (120.346E 15.923N) was the principal rail head south of Lingayen Gulf on the central Luzon plain in late 1941. It was part of Wainright's D-1 defense line, organized on 24 December 1941 after the successful Japanese landings in Lingayen Gulf, but was abandoned to the Japanese the next day in accordance with the withdrawal plan.
The town was retaken by the Americans in January 1945, shortly after their own successful invasion at Lingayen Gulf.
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