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Original U.S. WWII Pacific Theatre 6th Infantry Division Named Photo Album with Type 14 Japanese Holster

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. Eddie is named in this photo album but we do not know his last name. We do know that he served in the 63rd Infantry Regiment and went to New Guinea and Luzon. This photo album of more than 100 photos captures training in California, Hawaii, New Guinea and Luzon and includes photos of captured Japanese flags and other war trophies. Plenty of naked native islanders, jeeps, seeps, ships, life in the Pacific Theater and so much more. Most of the photos are labeled and dated.

Also included is an Original Japanese WWII Type 14 Nambu Pistol Leather Holster in very good condition, with some separation of stitching for the main flap, but still useable. This holster was brought back by Eddie and was attained with the photo album.

The 6th Infantry division moved to Hawaii in July and August 1943 to assume defensive positions on Oahu, training meanwhile in jungle warfare. It moved to Milne Bay, New Guinea, 31 January 1944, and trained until early June 1944. The division first saw combat in the Toem-Wakde area of Dutch New Guinea, engaging in active patrolling 14–18 June, after taking up positions 6–14 June. Moving west of Toem, it fought the bloody Battle of Lone Tree Hill, 21–30 June, and secured the Maffin Bay area by 12 July.

After a brief rest, the division made an assault landing at Sansapor, 30 July, on the Vogelkop Peninsula. The 6th secured the coast from Cape Waimak to the Mega River and garrisoned the area until December 1944.

The division landed at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, in the Philippines on D-day, 9 January 1945, and pursued the Japanese into the Cabanatuan hills, 17–21 January, capturing Muñoz on 7 February. On 27 January, Special Operations units also attached to the Sixth United States Army took part in the Raid at Cabanatuan. The division then drove northeast to Dingalan Bay and Baler Bay, 13 February, isolating enemy forces in southern Luzon. The U.S. 1st Infantry Regiment operated on Bataan together with the Philippine Commonwealth forces, 14–21 February, cutting the peninsula from Abucay to Bagac.

The division then took part in the Battle of Manila, shifting to the Shimbu Line northeast of Manila, 24 February, took Mount Mataba, 17 April, Mount Pacawagan, 29 April, Bolog, 29 June, Lane's Ridge of Mount Santo Domingo, 10 July, and Kiangan, 12 July. The 6th remained with the Philippine Military forces in the Cagayan Valley and the Cordilleras Mountains until VJ-day
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