D. Agat Unit and Mt. Alifan Unit
I. Agat Unit (38 land acres, 557 water acres)
Apaca and Rizal Points
Fortifications on the south side of Rizal Point were heavily damaged during the pre-invasion bombardments and the ruins are dramatic evidence of the assault. Apaca Point contains a pleasant, tree-shaded picnic area behind the point.
No 1. Japanese pillbox. This reinforced-concrete pillbox is in the southeast corner of Apaca Point near water level. A tunnel leads to the pillbox from the land side of the limestone knoll. The pillbox contains an embrasure and a rifle slit. Roots have grown over part of the embrasure. Access to the pillbox is not now possible because of the tunnel being partially blocked with rock.
No. 2. Japanese pillbox. This combination reinforced-concrete and limestone-cliff pillbox is on the south side of Apaca Point. The Japanese took advantage of natural crevices in the limestone and closed them up with a concrete wall having one automatic weapon embrasure and one rifle port. The interior is readily accessible via another crevice at the rear. The pillbox is in good condition and is an interesting exhibit in place here on the north flank of the Agat landing beaches.
No. 4. Japanese cave. It is at the southeast corner of Rizal Point at the former mouth of Namo River which has been relocated. It is man-made and measures 8 feet in depth and 6 feet in width.
No. 5. Japanese pillbox. This reinforced-concrete pillbox, at the southwest corner of Rizal Point, was almost completely destroyed in the American invasion. The roof is the largest piece of concrete remaining. The underside of the roof shows the imprint of palm logs on which the concrete was poured.
No. 103 Cave. It is on Apaca Point and measures 14 feet in length and 2 feet in width. Originally it was longer but suffered a cave-in. Function is unknown.
Last Updated: 07-Mar-2005