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aid at Cabanatuan: U.S. Military Operation
The OF (aid at Cabanatuan) is a military operation aimed to rescue American and Allied (POWs) prisoner of wars from the Japanese camp very close to Cabanatuan City in Philippines. The rescue was carried out by 6th anger Battalion and reinforced by Filipino and Alamo Scouts guerillas, which had liberated 511 American and Allied prisoners, was the most complex and difficult operation ever carried out by angers during the Second World War. (King,1985).However, the rescue was one of the most successful operations.
Objective of this paper is to evaluate the MDMP (The Military Decision Making Process) regarding the rescue operation carried out by the 6th anger Battalion. The paper discusses the running estimate to develop a competent movement that LTC (Lieutenant Colonel) Mucci and his staff would employ to analyze and develop a course of action.
The running estimate provides the strategy…
Black, R.W. (2004). Cavalry Raids of the Civil War. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books.
King, M.J. (1985). Rangers: Selected Combat Operations in World War II. Leavenworth Papers .Combat Studies Institute.
U.S. Marine Corps (2007).Marine Corps Operations., U.S. Marine Guidebook.
Raid provides valuable insight into the war that was occurring in the Pacific during orld ar II. Too often, the conflict in the Pacific is overlooked and emphasis is placed on the conflict in Europe. hile it is an integral part of American history, the conflict between the United States and Japan focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Great Raid provides the audience with an opportunity to see how the United States retaliated against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor was bombed and the consequences of taking on the Japanese army. Furthermore, The Great Raid provides insight into the collaboration between United States Armed Forces and Filipino armed forces and the control that Japan had on the Philippines.
The film is accurate in depicting the horrors that American POs had to endure while in the hands of the…
The Great Raid. Dir. John Dahl. United States: Miramax Films, 2005. DVD.
"The Great Raid." IMDB.com. Web. Accessed 1 April 2012.
"Margaret Utinsky." Defenders of the Philippines. Web. Accessed 1 April 2012.
Ghost Soldiers - The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission is a saga of extreme valor of American soldiers and Prisoners of War (POW). The dramatic story of the capture of American and British POW, and their rescue attempt by selected U.S. Army 6th Ranger Batallion took place in Cabanatuan, a province in the Philippine Islands.
Ghost Soldiers is a book that depicts the extraordinary skills and virtue of the soldiers of war. Most of all, it is a chronicle of heroism, sacrifices, and triumph dared by the horror WWII had created. Perhaps, we can say that the story presented by Hampton Sides in Ghost Soldiers is a contribution to the journals of WWII. The book is a breathtaking and detailed account of the horrifying experiences of the POW, the rescuing soldiers, and the rest of the soldiers involved in the rescue mission such as the brave…
COA Statement and Sketch
Pajota's Guerillas' mission is to block off a mile of road through the use of road blocks on both sides of the highway bridge cross over Cabu Creek of an estimated 300 yards northeast from compound. In order to keep communication at a standstill, phone lines are cut connecting the outside to the camp before the attack. Guerillas will act as support troops, providing flank and rear security after withdrawal for the column. To start the attack, the Rangers attack the compound first, followed by Pajota's Guerillas and their attack on the Japanese batallion situated less than 300 yards in Bivouac beyong Cabu Creek..
This is a rescue mission. Over 500 Allied and American prisoners have been held captive in a Japanese Prisoner of War compound and require rescue. The compound is located near Cabanatuan. For successful infilitration of the compound, the Rangers must begin…
Captain Pajota's Course Of Action Mission Statement And Sketch
Captain Pajota aims to assist the Allied extraction of POWs from Pangatian Camp by blocking off a mile section road to the prison to allow the Allies access to attack the camp without interference from more Dokuho 359 forces coming in from General Tomoyuki Yamashita's order of Commander Oyabu's Dokuho 359 towards Cabanatuan City.
The purpose of the operation is to assist Allies in the removal of POWs and to show clear weaknesses in the heart of Japanese territory in the Phillipines. The much larger Dokuho 359, assisted with six tanks, is a large force. Holding it off in order to allow the extraction of POWs will show weaknesses in the Japanese defense and increase Allied resolve in the region.
Decisive Operation (DO)
Block the Japanese Imperial Army's Dokuho 359, including 800 men and six tanks, at…
King, Michael. (1985). Rangers: Selected Combat. Leavenworth Papers No. 11. Combat Studies Institute.