Dear Members of the 6th Infantry Division:
I have had the occasion to search for available statistics over the internet regarding World War II and have discovered that the Battle for Luzon is commonly and, unfortunately, overlooked by the public when we recall World War II. Luzon was the second largest battle of the Pacific, surpassed, only by Okinawa.
Actual film footage of the 6th Infantry Division can be purchased from Amazon.com or PBS from the four-part-series entitled “THE ROAD TO TOKYO,” from Columbia River Entertainment, originally released in 2000.
The footage includes a short film from the US Army Signal Corps made specifically for the 6th Infantry Division (some of it actual 6th Division action and some cobbled together from other Army sources). The footage about the liberation of Luzon has some totally authentic footage of the 6th Infantry Division in action.
Message from Thomas E. Price: As host of this site, and on behalf of the National Association of the 6th Infantry Division, Inc., I wish to make visitors aware of The National Association of the Sixth Infantry Division, Inc. is the Non-Profit Organization, which is still in existence and which is the force behind this website. It has held annual reunions since 1936. Membership is open to all persons interested in supporting our mission which is public education and historic preservation. We are organized as a non-profit corporation in Oregon. Individual . The National Association now publishes its newsletter electronically, which conserves our limited funds but helps to inform members and the public about new stories about the history of the 6th Infantry Division and how to preserve and contribute to its history. Our aim is to uphold the tradition of preserving our history in line with the great work of our last Historian, Milton Galke, who had an excellent sense of humor and who worked hard over many years to preserve the history of the Association and the Division.
Membership inquiries should be directed to Thomas E. Price, at the following email address. Mr. Price is the Website Historian and Board Member of the organization taking over for for the outstanding work of Mr. Robert Beutlich (formerly of Company L., 63rd Infantry Regiment).
We now have 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS.
I. World War I: Origins of “The Sightseeing Sixth” Infantry Division
II. The 6th Infantry Division in World War II
B. Reactivation of the Division and Preparations for War
C. Milne Bay, New Guinea and First Encounters with the Japanese Forces
D. The Battle for Lone Tree Hill, Maffin Bay, New Guinea
E. Sansapor and the Vogelkop Peninsula
F. Lingayan Gulf and Luzon, the Philippines
1. The Purple Heart Valley Campaign
2. The Cabaruan Hills
3. Battle for Munoz
4. The Drive to the East Coast to Split Japanese Forces and the Retaking of Bataan
5. Cracking the Shimbu Line
6. Securing Central Luzon
7. Campaign in the Cordellares, the Cagayan Valley and the Stronghold of General Yamashita
III. The End of the War
IV. Very Brief Recent History
V. Author, Thomas E. Price, Copyright 1996, all rights reserved. Effective October 11, 2008,this is the property of the National Association of the 6th Infantry Division, Inc., use by permission, only. Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org