91st Division (Philippines)

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91st Division
91st Philippine Division Emblem 1941-42.jpg
91st Philippine Division Emblem 1941-42
Active1941 - 9 April 1942
Country Commonwealth of the Philippines
BranchPhilippine Army
TypeInfantry Division
SizeDivision
Part ofReserve Force
EngagementsWorld War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Col. (later BGen.) Luther R. Stevens
WWII Philippine Army Divisions
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The 91st Infantry Division was a division of the Philippine Army under the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).

Organization[edit]

History[edit]

It was active from 1941 to April 9, 1942, whereupon it surrendered when Bataan fell. Col. (later BGen.) Luther R. Stevens (PA) was the division's commander, and Col. Edgar H. Keltner, Inf., was Chief of Staff.

Combat Narrative[edit]

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 Tank Group (Provisional), and three smaller Philippine Scouts units (43rd Infantry (PS), 86th FA Bn. (PS), & 88th FA Regt. (PS).)

Order of battle[edit]

  • 91st Infantry Regiment (PA)
  • 92nd Infantry Regiment (PA) (Col. John H. Rodman, Inf.; XO: Col. James D Carter, Inf.)
  • 93rd Infantry Regiment (PA) (Maj. John C. Goldtrap) (left behind on Samar & Leyte, 9 Dec 41; transf. to Cagayan Sector, Mindanao Force)
  • 91st Field Artillery Regiment
    • 91st FA Regt HQ Company
    • 1st Bn/91st FA Regt (PA) (75mm guns, 8x))
    • 2nd Bn/91st FA Regt (PA) (2.95-inch pack howitzers, 8x)
    • 3rd Bn/91st FA Regt (PA)
  • 91st Engineer Battalion (PA)
  • 91st Division Units
    • 91st Division Headquarters & HQ Company
    • 91st Medical Battalion
    • 91st Signal Company
    • 91st Quartermaster Company (Motorized)
    • 91st QM Transport Company (Truck)

Sources[edit]

  • Morton, Louis (1953). United States Army in World War II, The War in the Pacific: The Fall of the Philippines. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army.
  • Whitman, John W. (1990). Bataan: Our Last Ditch : The Bataan Campaign, 1942. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 0-87052-877-7.

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