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QUESTION: I am trying to find out the army units that fought in the Philippines that were nearly wiped out between 1941 and 1942 by the Japanese. Even if I can get one or two. Looking to do some research on the subject.

ANSWER: Greetings

This should help and check out the link below

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Unit   Total   Officers   Total   American   Philippine Scouts
  All Units   22,532   a1,434
21,098   9,161   11,937
         
Hq USAFFE   5   5   0   0   0
Hq and Hq Det Phil Dept   289   125   164   163   1
Philippine Division   10,473   516   9,957   2,036   7,921
26th Cavalry   838   54   784   0   784
43 Infantry   329   16   313   0   313
86th FA   388   12   376   0   376
88th FA   518   17   501   0   501
808th MP Co   69   4   65   65   0
         
Harbor Defenses (Ft Mills)   5,360   204   5,156   3,698   1,458
    Hq and Hq Btry   418   32   386   316   70
    59th CA   1,415   34   1,381   1,381   0
    60th CA   1,896   41   1,855   1,855   0
    91st CA   783   26   757   0   757
    92d CA   653   26   627   0   627
    USAMPb Harrison
47   7   40   36   4
    Station Hospital   144   35   109   109   0
    Chemical Warfare Det   4   3   1   1   0
         
Air Corps   2,407   275   2,132   2,132   0
    Headquarters   109   18   91   91   0
    4th Composite Group   1,393   232   1,161   1,161   0
    20th Air Base Group   842   19   823   823   0
    Tow Target Det   42   1   41   41   0
    Weather Det   21   5   16   16   0
         
Service Detachments   1,836   188   1,648   1,065   583
    Quartermaster Corps   505   31   474   182   292
    Medical Dept   526   132   394   233   161
    Ordnance Dept   173   9   164   164   0
    Corps of Engineers   196   7   189   189   0
    Signal Corps   348   6   342   224   118
    Chemical Warfare Service   68   2   66   54   12
    Finance Dept   20   1   19   19   0
         
Otherc
20   18   2   2   0

The Philippine Divison break down

Strength of Philippine Division, 31 July 1941
        Enlisted
Unit   Total   Officer   Total   American   Philippine
Scouts
   All Units   10,473   *516   9,957   2,036   7,921
Hq and Hq Co   181   30   151   4   147
Special Troops   5   5   0   0   0
31st Infantry   2,100   114   1,986   1,986   0
45th Infantry   2,265   117   2,148      2,147
57th Infantry   2,279   118   2,161   0   2,161
23d FA Regt   401   10   391   0   391
24th FA Regt   843   39   804   0   804
12th MP Co   136   5   131   45   86
12th QM Regt   592   18   574   0   574
12th Med Regt   421   22   399   0   399
12th Ord Co   142   3   139   0   139
12 Sig Regt   227   10   217   0   217
14th Engr Regt   870   24   846   0   846
4th Vet Co   11   1   10   0   10


https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-PI/USA-P-PI-2.html


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QUESTION: Thank you for the prior answer. You had provided Filipino-Americans/Filipino-American units . Do you have names of any that were strictly American units early on that wound up getting wiped out or nearly wiped out?

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Greetings

Here are a few for you.

National Guard Units.  As part of the massive military build-up in the Philippines after July 26, 1941, a few U.S. National Guard units were shipped to Luzon for a tour of duty.  The following units arrived in the Philippines by the time the Japanese attacked in 1941:
192nd Tank Battalion, Wisconsin (A Co.), Illinois (B Co.), Ohio (C Co.) and Kentucky (D Co.--assigned to 194th Tank Battalion in the Philippines.) National Guard.  
194th Tank Battalion, Minnesota (A Co.), California (C Co.) National Guard.  (B Co. was sent to Alaska instead of the Philippines.) (The book Bataan Uncensored by Col. E.B. Miller describes the actions of the 194th Tank Batallion on Bataan.)
200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard
515th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft), New Mexico National Guard.

I hope this helps.
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