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Alamo Scouts

Alamo Scouts - special reconnassance unit WWII

The US 6th Army Alamo Scouts were activated on November 28, 1943 on Fergusson Island, New Guinea. The Alamo Scouts or U.S. 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit served in the Pacific region during World War II. The unit liberated the Japanese POW camp near Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines that detained American prisoners of war in January 1945. The Great Raid (movie) depicts the liberation of the POW camp.

Alamo Scouts - special reconnassance unit WWII


References

Alamo Scouts - WikipediA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamo_Scouts

The Alamo Scouts - National Museum of the United States Army
https://armyhistory.org/the-alamo-scouts/

Alamo Scouts Historical Foundation
http://www.alamoscouts.org/


Articles

"The Alamo Scouts", by Dr. Michael E. Krivdo, Deputy USASOC Historian, Army.mil, November 28, 2018.
https://www.army.mil/article/214389/the_alamo_scouts

 

 

 

 

 


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