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    Guimba Nueva Ecija Province | Luzon¬†Philippines

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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Lat 15° 39' 27N  Long 120° 46' 7E ¬†Located to the north of Cabanatuan.

Wartime History
On January 26, 1945 at daybreak, advance reconnaissance units of the US Army 6th Infantry Division liberated Guimba and within hours, established outposts nine miles farther to the east along the Licab River and La Paz.

Role in Cabanatuan Raid (The Great Raid)
During the raid to liberate the POW Camp at Cabanatuan, The Ranger force departed Calasiao and arrived at Guimba on January 28, 1945 and rendezvoused with eighty guerrillas and Filipino guides. During the raid, US Army relayed intelligence to Guimba, which was relayed to the Rangers via SCR 694 radios "walkie-talkies". They then marched on a route chosen by civilians and rendezvous with the Alamo Scouts and a second eighty man guerrilla force at Balincarin, about five miles northeast of the Cabanatuan, on 29 January. After the successful raid, the POWs and wounded were treated at the 92nd Evacuation Hospital established in Guimba.

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May 22, 2017

 

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