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PICKED THIS MAP UP AT AUCTION TODAY. THE LEGEND SHOWS THIS TO BE FROM APRIL 1945. THE MAP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND TOTALLY LEGIBLE. THE ORDERS OF COMMENDATION WERE TAPED TO THE BACK OF THE MAP. THEY ARE DATED 10 FEBRUARY 1945 FROM INNIS P. SWIFT MAJ. GENERAL US ARMY COMMANDING THE 25TH INFANTRY DIV. TO C.L. MULLINS COMMANDING GENERAL US ARMY 35TH INFANTRY. ALL ARE IN GOOD CONDITION FOR BEING 66 YEARS OLD.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It looks like it is all laminated-- I hate it when folks do that!

    Scott
  2. Alex, 2 years ago
    Oh man I'm a surveyor and a fan of maps. I really like this. Nice find. Is it printed on paper or cloth? Can you tell? I agree with the laminate maybe the military did that for use in the field?
  3. CAD1949 CAD1949, 2 years ago
    IT LOOKS TO BE CLOTH. VERY SOFT AND PLIABLE.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The map is a souvenir map-- made to commemorate the battle and not one actually used in the battle.

    Lamination or acetate is not typically found on WW2 era maps-- when it is seen it is a later preservation material.

    The commendation letter is great. MG Swift was actually the Corps CDR and Mullins was the 25th Division CDR. I am not sure who the Regimental CDR was who received these accolades.

    Scott
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    This is from the 35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) web page on the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightening) website:

    “As the Tropic Lightning Division pushed toward the town of Umingan the 35th was released to the 25th and prepared to participate in the upcoming operation. The 27th Infantry approached the town from the north while the 35th moved to encircle the Japanese from the south and block their escape. The 27th attacked on 1 February. The next morning the 35th attacked from the south meeting scattered resistance and trapping the enemy in the northern and western sections of the town where the Wolfhounds mopped them up.

    The 35th Infantry then continued southeast, advancing on the village of Lupao. Here the Japanese conducted a determined defense including the use of tanks, halting the initial attack of all three battalions. In the battle between infantrymen and tanks Technical Sergeant Charles McGaha of Company G received the Medal of Honor for his bravery. The enemy held out for a week and it was not until 8 February that the Cacti liberated the town.”
  6. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    I just noticed the map mentions Col Stanley Larsen as the 35th Regimental Combat Team Commander
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    He went on to be a General officer and had some high level commands in VN.

    Scott
  8. WWII-Son, 8 months ago
    The map is original. It was addendum to the book "165 Days : The 25th Infantry Division on Luzon" by William de Jarnette Rutherfoord who sketched the25th's progress on Luzon during the Philippine Liberation in 1944-45. Mt Dad served with the 35th RCT of the 25th and received the book with the map included after his service with the Division. The original map is composed on heavy, thick paper without any cellophane or plastic covering. I have seen only one other copy of it online . The Battle for Lupao was very intense and bloody. The 35th accounted for 24 tanks ( with the 716th Tank Battalion { 9 of the 33 tanks knocked out } along with the 98th Chemical Mortar Battalion, Co. D ) knocked out in the one place alone.
  9. woonyblues, 2 days ago
    Replying to WWII Son on Umingtan....I believe my Dad for decorated for his actions at Umingan...knocking out 2 tanks with a bazooka...it may have been at Lupao ....everything that happened during the time was "before Umingan or after Umingan"he was in 35th regiment...probably 3rd battalion...can you help with more information on that battle...thank you

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