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Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
 

Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños

 

—“Los Baños Internment Camp” —

 
<i>Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños - </i>Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 26, 2013
1. Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños - Marker Panel 1
Inscription.
Panel 1:
Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños
Ginamit ng mga Hapones bilang bilangguang kampo para sa mga bihag na Amerikano at ibang banyaga noong 1943. Nilusob ng pinagsanib na pangkat ng gerilyang Filipino mula sa mga kasapi ng ROTC Hunters, Hukbalahap ika-48 iskwadron tsino. Sariling Pangkat ni Pangulong Quezon, Pangkat Marking, at iba pang di-regular na tropa noong 23 Pebrero 1945. Ang pinagsanib na puwersa ay inorganisa ni Tinyente Koronel Gustavo Ingles na kasapi ng Hunters at kinatawan ng puwersang Amerikanong nangangasiwa sa mga gerilya ng katimugang Luzon. Pinamunuan ni Tinyente Koronel Honorio Gerrero at ng ROTC Hunters ang unang salakay. Matagumpay nilang nakontrol ang paligid ng kampo at sa tulong ng mga Amerikanong miyembro ng Company B, 511th Paratroop Infantry ay napalaya ang 2,147 Bilanggo.


[Panel 1, English translation:]
Site of Los Baños Internment Camp
Used by the Japanese as prison camp for captured Americans and allies in 1943. Raided by joint forces of Filipino guerrillas from members of ROTC Hunters, Hukbalahap 48th Chinese Squadron, President Quezon's Own Guerrillas; Marking's Group, and other irregular troops on Feb 23, 1945. The joint forces were organized by Lt. Col. Gustavo Ingles, a member of the ROTC Hunters, and a representative of American forces in charge of the
Marker Panel 1: <i>Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños </i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 26, 2013
2. Marker Panel 1: Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños
- outside Baker Memorial Hall, UP Los Baños
Guerrillas of Northern Luzon. The initial raid was led by Lt.Col. Honorio Guerrero and the ROTC Hunters. They successfully took control of the camp perimeter and with the assistance of the members of Company B, 511th Paratroop Infantry [U.S. Army], 2,147 prisoners were liberated.


Panel 2:
Los Baños Internment Camp
Sa pook na ito’y may 2,500 Amerikano at iba pang mamamayan ng malayang daigdig ang ipiniit ng hukbong haponese sa loob ng dalawang taon at nagdanas ng gutom at pagalipusta harggang sila’y palayain ng Hunters ROTC guerrillas, sa tulong ng limang pangkat ng iba pang kilusang lihim at ng ilang kawal pang himpapawid ng bansang Amerika, nuong ika 23 ng pebrero 1945
Sa ilalim ng pangkalahatang pamumuno ni Colonel Terry “Magtamggol” Adevoso

Hunters ROTC Association, Inc. Pebrero 23, 1962

 
Erected 2005 by National Historical Institute, Republic of the Philippines + Hunters ROTC Association, Inc., 1962.
 
Location. 14° 9.706′ N, 121° 14.55′ E. Marker is in Los Baños, Laguna. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mangga Road and Chico Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker Panel 1 is above the parking area at the southwest corner of Baker Memorial Hall off Mangga Street.
Panel 2: The original [1962] "Los Baños Internment Camp" marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 26, 2013
3. Panel 2: The original [1962] "Los Baños Internment Camp" marker
Panel 2 is nearby on the open veranda at the buildings main [south] entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. José Rizal Monument (approx. 10.4 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. Pilipino/Tagalog text translations by Grace Corpuz Miller
 
Also see . . .
1. Raid at Los Baños. (Submitted on February 17, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "Guerrilla Units". (Submitted on February 18, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Charles Fuller Baker. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Lt. Laura M. Cobb, USN, NC. (Submitted on March 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Baker Memorial Hall; Charles Fuller Baker; University of the Philippines College of Agriculture; "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor.
 
Categories. EducationHeroesNotable PlacesWar, World II
 
Baker Memorial Hall, UP Los Baños image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 26, 2013
4. Baker Memorial Hall, UP Los Baños
- Marker Panel 2 is visible on the breezeway wall, lower left.
<i>Raid on Los Baños</i> image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Army Signal Corps
5. Raid on Los Baños
Painting of a guerrilla armed with a bolo knife divesting a Japanese sentry of his rifle.
American Soldier Series, 1945.
Carabao Park, at main entrance to UP Los Baños image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 26, 2013
6. Carabao Park, at main entrance to UP Los Baños
Charles Fuller Baker, 1927 image. Click for full size.
circa 1927
7. Charles Fuller Baker, 1927
- second dean of the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture,
<http://conradsmeander.blogspot.com/2012/03/charles-fuller-baker.html>
Navy "Angels" (Nurse Corps POWs) - rescued from Los Baños Internment Camp: image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy, circa March 1945
8. Navy "Angels" (Nurse Corps POWs) - rescued from Los Baños Internment Camp:
Chief Nurse, Laura Cobb (USN, NC) is speaking with Admiral Thomas Kinkaid.
 
 
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