MARCH 10, 1945
U.S. Eight Army invades Zamboanga Peninsula. Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported: We have landed near Zamboanga on the southwestern-most tip of Mindanao. The bulk of the enemy garrison, caught off guard, has fled to the hills in disorder. We now control the entire length of the western shores of the Philippine Islands from the northwestern tip of Luzon to the.southwestern tip of Mindanao..