15° 39' 27N Long 120° 46' 7E Located to the north of Cabanatuan.
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)
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
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