| April 1, 2021

Juan Climaco, head of the revolutionary council in Cebu, issues a manifesto saying, “The capture of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the supreme head of the revolution, should not discourage us, should the report be confirmed.” He adds: “The King is dead, long live the King.”

In one of the more mysterious episodes of World War II, a Japanese seaplane makes a forced landing off Balud, San Fernando, and Japanese officers together with a portfolio of sensitive war plans are taken by Cebu guerillas. Among the Japanese prisoners was one believed to be Admiral Mineichi Koga, commander of the combined Japanese Fleet.

Americal Division units start the launching of a concerted attack against the center of the Japanese line of defense in the hills back of Cebu. The American is directed by Maj. Gen. William H. Arnold.

Category: Today in the History of Cebu