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CMH Pub 72–40 Cover: Troops on the beach after the landing on Cebu Island.

Pressing on against little opposition, the 155th occupied Malaybalay on 21 May. With the former Japanese airstrips at Maramag and Malaybalay now in hand, air resupply for the leading ground troops became feasible, and the supply situation began to ease. On the afternoon of 23 May another supply route opened when the 155th Infantry linked up with American troops heading south on the highway at the town of Impalutao, ten miles north of Malaybalay. As the 31st Division was fighting up the Sayre Highway, General Eichelberger had ordered the 108th Infantry, 40th Division, to land at Macajalar Bay and open the Sayre Highway from the north.

At a cost of 14 men killed and 13 wounded, the soldiers killed more than 400 Japanese and captured 25. On 30 June General Eichelberger reported to General MacArthur that “organized” Japanese resistance had ended. But as the Japanese did not fully share that view, small unit mopping up operations continued for some time. Throughout Mindanao, pockets of Japanese troops, safeguarded by the impenetrable terrain of the island’s unexplored jungle expanses, survived until the end of the war, when some 22,000 emerged to surrender.

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