From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

American troops landed 8 January 1945 at Lingayen Gulf on the wst coast of Luzon, Philippine Islands, and drove on to liberate Manila and the rest of the island.

Lingayen (CVE-126) was laid down 1 May 1945 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, Tacoma, Wash., but construction was canceled 12 August 1945.