Bugsuk

Bugsuk is an island barangay in the Balabac municipality of Palawan province in the Philippines. Its area is 119 square kilometres (46 sq mi).

Bugsuk
Bugsuk
Location within the Philippines
Geography
Coordinates8°15′20″N 117°18′25″E
ArchipelagoBalabac Group of Islands
Adjacent bodies of water
Area119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Length17 km (10.6 mi)
Width9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Administration
Philippines
RegionMIMAROPA
ProvincePalawan
MunicipalityBalabac

History

Eight crew members of the USS Flier reached Bugsuk Island after their submarine struck a mine on August 13, 1944, while on surface patrol during World War II. The survivors, who had been on deck and in the conning tower when the explosion occurred, swam 18 hours to reach an atoll near Bugsuk. Over the next three days, they swam to two other islands before landing on Bugsuk and being helped by Filipino guerrillas. Seventy-eight men died on the Flier, including seven who escaped the sub but didn't survive the swim.[1]

References

  1. ussflier.com Archived December 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine


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