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Can anyone tell me what this one is about?  At the bottom where it reads Unit it is faded but hand written 41st Inf.  Thanks for any help.

 

 

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USAFFE was United States Army Forces Far East.  Originally active 1941, destroyed upon surrender US Army in 1942. MacArthur reconstituted it in 1943, inactivated in 1946 upon Philippines independence. 41st Inf Div element of Philippine Army under USAFFE. 

 

Luzon Guerilla Army Forces combined US Army/Philippine Army personnel who failed to surrender, fled into the hills, and reorganized into a formidable guerilla army. 

 

Article on North Luzon Force, similar guerilla unit, in JM 2003 Trading Post. 

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RG 407 The Philippine Archives Collection

 

Unit  41st Infantry, Manila Military District (MMD), East Central Luzon Guerrilla Area (ECLGA)
File Number  308-11
Box Number  505
NAID  1431812
Coverage  1941 - 1948
File Size  145.6MB

 

Download for full files and history of this Guerrilla unit 1941 to 1945

 

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RG 407 The Philippine Archives Collection

 

Unit  41st Infantry, Manila Military District (MMD), East Central Luzon Guerrilla Area (ECLGA)
File Number  308-11
Box Number  505
NAID  1431812
Coverage  1941 - 1948
File Size  145.6MB

 

Download for full files and history of this Guerrilla unit 1941 to 1945

 

Here's a sampling of the documents which refer to MP's being assigned to this unit during the Liberation of Manila

 

This USAFFE MP Guerrilla unit armband is quite a discovery.

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  • Salvage Sailor changed the title to Help With WWII US Armband USAFFE Guerrilla MP
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Very nice arm band! Great piece of history!

 

Colonel Edwin Price Ramsey led the the East Central Luzon Guerrilla Area (ECLGA). He was a 1st Lieutenant with the 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, during the Bataan Defense and evaded capture. (He's also famous for leading the last wartime cavalry charge in U.S. military history). He later helped form the ECLGA. Here's a photo of the unit in action:

 

 

 

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Caption: Maj. Claro Camacho, Chief signal officer of ECLGA with Radio Operators Cordero and Acosta and driver, Delfin Domingo with Jeep captured from the Japanese

 

Learn more about Col. Ramsey and the ECLGA at edwinpriceramsey.com

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