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Alamares, Salvador

Rank and Name, Corporal Salvador Alamares.

Unit/Placed in,91st Field Artillery Regiment, 91st Infantry Division.

 

Salvador is born in the Philippines

Parents and Siblings, no record.

 

Salvador enlisted the U.S.Army in the Philippines with service number # 6738419.

 

Salvador was KIA in Bataan defending Philippine soil against the Japanese Occupation on Feb. 7, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Salvador is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/ 

 

The 91st Infantry Division was a division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).

HISTORY
It was active from 1941 to April 09, 1942, whereupon it surrendered when Bataan fell.  Colonel (later Brigadier General) Luther R. Stevens (PA) was the division’s commander, and Colonel Edgar H. Keltner, Inf., was Chief of Staff.

COMBAT NARRATIVE
At the outset of hostilities, 8 December 1941, the 91st Division (PA) was part of the USAFFE Reserve Force, alongside the U.S. Army’s Philippine Division, the 1st Provisional Tank Group, and three smaller Philippine Scouts units (U.S. 43rd Infantry Regiment (PS), 86th FA Bn. (PS), & 88th FA Regt. (PS).)

ORDER THE BATTLE 
* 91st Infantry Regiment (PA) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
* 92nd Infantry Regiment (PA) (Colonel John H. Rodman, Infantry.; XO: Colonel James D. Carter, Infantry) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
* 93rd Infantry Regiment (PA) (Major John C. Goldtrap) (left behind on Samar & Leyte, December 09, 1941; transffered to Cagayan Sector, Mindanao Force to transferred on 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army on April 10, 1942)
* 91st Field Artillery Regiment (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st FA Regt HQ Company (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 1st Bn/91st FA Regt (PA) (75mm guns, 8x) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 2nd Bn/91st FA Regt (PA) (2.95-inch pack howitzers, 8x) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 3rd Bn/91st FA Regt (PA) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
* 91st Engineer Battalion (PA) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
* 91st Division Units (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st Division Headquarters & HQ Company (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st Medical Battalion (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st Signal Company (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st Quartermaster Company (Motorized) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)
** 91st QM Transport Company (Truck) (transferred to 9th Infantry Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army)

 

91th Field Artillery Regiment (PS)
91st Philippine Division
His rank Corporal