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.
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.
Information regarding Korean Occupation Period 1945 to 1949
Here is the recently declassified 6th Infantry Division Plan of Attack for Luzon the Philippines.
Documents Scanned into PDF Format.
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.
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: email@example.com