The following pages are from a pictorial review book published by the United States Army in 1941. This book, as well as the “Sykes Regulars” book that follows was donated to our organization by Robert E. Phelps, II, whose father, Colonel, Robert E. Phelps, Colonel (now deceased), served with the 20th Infantry Regiment of the 6th Infantry Division in the Pacific during World War II. The pages contain all of the members of the 6th Infantry Division who were at Ft. Leonard Wood and assigned to a company in about mid 1941. Realize that not all soldiers assigned are actually photographed if they happened to be on leave, or otherwise not available to be present for the photos. Recognize, also, that most of these are group photos of the over 15,000 men in the Division. There are names, and the best way to search for someone is by a pdf search for the name.
- Pictorial Review Pages 1-23 (plus cover pages)
- Pictorial Review Pages 22-55
- Pictorial Review Pages 56-82
- Pictorial Review Pages 83-108
- Pictorial Review Pages 109-135
- Pictorial Review Pages 136-161
- Pictorial Review Pages 162-188
- Pictorial Review Pages 189-218
- Pictorial Review Pages 219-245
- Pictorial Review Pages 246-274
- Pictorial Review Pages 275-302
- Pictorial Review Pages 303 to end
Here are the contents of the US Army Divisional Public Relations Book entitled “The 6th Infantry Division in World War II, 1939 to 1945. This book was donated to our organization by Robert E. Phelps, II, whose father, Colonel, Robert E. Phelps, Colonel (now deceased), served with the 20th Infantry Regiment of the 6th Infantry Division in the Pacific during World War II.
Here are additional documents and reports regarding the 6th Infantry Division and the Battle for Luzon.
Here is a report outlining somd of what the Japanese did to US and other prisoners. Ultimately, after the war, the United States tried and executed Japanese soldiers and officers for torture as war crimes. Waterboarding was a war crime that resulted in the US convicting and executing Japanese soldiers who employed it.
Information regarding Korean Occupation Period 1945 to 1949
Corporate Documents for the National Association of the 6th Infantry Division Posted January 16, 2008.
Here is the recently declassified 6th Infantry Division Plan of Attack for Luzon the Philippines.
Documents Scanned into PDF Format.
- Luzon Tactical Map of Rosario and Purple Heart Valley Campaign
- Luzon Final Phase Report Part 1
- Luzon Final Phase Report Part 2
- Luzon Declassified Report Chapters 1-3
- Luzon Declassified Report Chapters 4-6
- Luzon Declassified Report Chapter 7
- Luzon Declassfied Report Chapter 8
- Luzon Declassfied Report Chapters 8-9
- Luzon Declassfied Report Chapters 8-9 Third Part
- Luzon Declassfied Report Chapter 9
- C Co., 63rd Inf. Reg. Against the Shimbu Line
Verification from the Department of the Army regarding the authorization of the 6th Infantry Division Members to have been awarded the Army of Occupation Medal for qualifying service as a part of the Army of Occupation (Japan) in Korea if service was for 30 days in Korea and between September 3, 1945 and April 29, 1949.
IN ORDER TO APPY FOR THIS MEDAL: (1) A cover letter requesting the medal along with—(1) This verification material, (2) a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers, and (3) a filled out “Standard Form 180” signed by the Veteran or next of kin should be sent to the following address:
National Personnel Records Center, Medals Section (NRPMA-M)
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Please download the Standard Form 180. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat, your local VA should have these forms available. Your VFW Post or American Legion Post may also have access to these forms.