Raid at Cabanatuan

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Raid at Cabanatuan

Postby sledge » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:56 am

Tonite I watched the film 'The Great Raid' based on true Events of the liberation of the American POW at Cabanatuan, Philippines during WW2. Must have been good planning l in raiding a POW Camp and getting most of the prisoners out alive. Pure Guts! and assistance from the Filipino Resistance Fighters. My Brother in law really enjoyed the film. It's a shame the film didn't do to well at the box office.
The Raid at Cabanatuan was a rescue of prisoners of war (POWs) from a camp near Cabanatuan, in the Philippines. On January 30, 1945, during World War II, United States Army Rangers, Alamo Scouts, and Filipino guerrillas liberated more than 500 from a Japanese POW camp.

late January 1945, a plan was developed by Sixth Army leaders and Filipino guerrillas to send in a small force to rescue the prisoners. A group of over a hundred Rangers and Scouts and several hundred guerrillas traveled 30 miles (48 km) behind Japanese lines to reach the camp. In a nighttime raid, under the cover of darkness and a distraction by a P-61 Black Widow, the group surprised the Japanese forces in and around the camp. Hundreds of Japanese troops were killed in the 30-minute coordinated attack; the Americans suffered minimal casualties.

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