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Summary Information

Title: Stanley J. Rainka Papers
Collection Number: AIS.2009.04
Creator: Rainka, Stanley J.

Collection Dates: 1945-1946
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

This collection includes two letters and one note card written by Ramon Magsaysay, captain of a Filipino guerrilla unit, to Captain Stanley J. Rainka of the 343rd Infantry, 86th Division of the United States Army after World War II. Magsaysay’s unit was based along the coast of Zambales located in the Central Luzon region of the Philippine islands. This unit assisted the United States Armed Forces by helping to secure landing sites and aiding the American troops during the invasion of the Philippines during World War II. The letters detail Magsaysay and Rainka’s efforts to acquire the full compensation promised by the U.S. government to the Filipino guerrilla units that assisted the American troops. The letters date from 1945 to 1946.