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The operations of the Los Baños Force (1st Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry and 1st Battalion, 188th Glider Infantry) 11th Airborne Division, in the liberation of Internees from the Los Baños Internment Camp, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 23 February 1945 / [manuscript]

Statement of responsibility: Major Robert E. Kennington
by Kennington, Robert E.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Fort Benning, Ga. : General Subjects Section, Academic Dept., The Infantry School, 1948]Description: 21, [3] leaves : maps ; + 1 compact disc (digital, 4 3/4 cm.) 32 x 25 cm; application/pdf (.pdf) 306 KB.Subject(s): Los Baños Internment Camp | 11th Airborne Division | 188th Glider Infantry Regiment | 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment | Los Baños Internment Camp | Philippine liberation campaignOnline resources: Click here to access online General Note(s):
Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Military monograph detailing the liberation of Los Baños Internment Camp in February 1945. Kennington was operations officer of one of the battalions involved, and narrates the operations of a battalion in the attack. Straightforward narrative with a section on analysis and lessons learned. Credits intelligence reports from Filipino guerrillas, but also stresses the need for surprise in similar operations, as well as the need for speed since the Japanese were known to maltreat civilian internees. This operation was risky, since it took place behind Japanese lines; it was carried out successfully, through a coordinated parachute jump and ground attack. All 2,147 internees were quickly evacuated by amphibious tanks to Muntinlupa. (The monograph does not narrate the Japanese reprisals on local civilians, who were massacred days later). - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)


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