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40th INFANTRY DIVISION in WWII. A National Guard Unit that fought with distinction in the Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines, Luzon, Leyte Island, and Los Negros Island. 614 KIA, 2,407 WIA, 134 Died of Wounds.

Click to Enlarge40th Infantry Division in WWII. A California, Nevada, Utah National Guard Unit. An Official U.S. Army Division WWII History. After defending Hawaii while training, the 40th had its introduction to combat on the island of New Britain with light action. Next it invaded Luzon, liberating Capas, Tarlac, and Bamban, and fought hard for Clark Field. Securing Central Luzon took longer as the 40th fought uphill battles in the Zambales Mountains. Elements then moved to the islands of Panay, Leyte, Mindanao, Guimares, Inampulugan, and Masbate. Finally came the Los Negros Campaign and a most heroic Medal of Honor action. Then occupation of Korea. 614 KIA, 2,407 WIA, 134 Died of Wounds. 184 pages, 233 original photographs, 6 maps.

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