The Wa -Chi Group, also known as Wah - Chi or Hua Zhi, was a group of Chinese-Filipinos who fought against Japanese in 1942 - 1945. Its complete name was : Feilubin Huaqiao Kangri Zhidui (Philippine - Chinese anti-Japanese Guerrilla Forces ). This group was linked to the Kang Chu / PCAJVC and Kang Fan group - Feilubin Huaqiao Kangri Chujan Yiyongdui ( Philippine -Chinese Anti-Japanese and anti-puppets League ). These Groups were linked to the P.R.C. But the other part of the Filipino - Chinese Community was linked to the Kuomintang .
The flag is this Group resembled the flag of the Popular Republic of China ;The red field was (and is ) also the traditional color of the Han, the principal ethnic group of China.
The 3 stars represented the 3 Forces who fought the japanese Army : The filipino-chinese, the Filipino and the americans.
The name of the Group was written in chinese ideograms and in latin alphabet; the meaning of the 2 horizontal and parallel stripes is unknown.
From 1942 to 1946, over thousands of Chinese-Filipino young men was joined the military unit of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the American Command was started the fought against the Japanese troops. When military exercise about the thousands of young men of the Chinese-Filipino soldiers was a military training camps of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the Philippine Constabulary under the Allied Liberation (1944-1945)started the battles between the Filipino Recaptures in 1942 to 1945 and the Allied Liberators in 1944 to 1945.
After the Fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942, many 1,000 Chinese-Filipino soldiers was surrender to the Japanese forces. The Chinese-Filipino soldiers as prisoners of war was walked the march in Mariveles Bataan to Camp o' Donnell in Capas, Tarlac during the Bataan Death-March when over 76,000 Filipino and American POWs by the Japanese hands. When over 500 Chinese-Filipino POWs in Bataan was marching and died by the Japanese Hands.
Interesting, I didn't know the Huaquiao was a chi-com guerilla group. I always thought all Filipino-Chinese were pro-kuomintang. Did some of them join up with the hukbulahap after WW2 or they all repatriated to Red China by 1949?
The Shrine of Freedon of the Filipino Chinese WWII Martyrs Memorial was located in Manila, Philippines. When over thousands of Chinese-Filipino WW2 Veterans in remembering and honoring the Chinese-Filipino soldiers of a military units of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary under the American Military Command under the fought battles between the Japanese Invasion and Occupation (1941-1942), Filipino Recaptures (1942-1945) and Allied Liberators (1944-1945) during World War II to attack the Imperial Japanese Army forces.
Meanwhile the remembering and honoring the Chinese-Filipino guerrilla fighters of a guerrilla unit of the Philippine-Chinese Anti-Japanese Guerrilla Unit of WA-CHI Movement since 1942 to 1946 under the battles between the Filipino Recaptures (1942-1945) and Allied Liberators (1944-1945) during World War II to helping the combined Filipino and U.S. military forces against the Japanese soldiers.
THE HEROES OF FILIPINO-CHINESE SOLDIERS AT THE FALL OF BATAAN PENINSULA IN 1942.
Since 1942, over 7,000 Chinese-Filipino men was joined the military unit of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East or USAFFE and the Philippine Constabulary was beginning the fall of Bataan from January 1, to April 9, 1942.
After the Battle of Bataan on April 9, 1942, over 76,000 defending Filipino and American soldiers (67,000 Filipinos, 1,000 Chinese-Filipinos and 11,796 Americans) to surrendered of the Imperial Japanese Army forces and captured in Bataan. Since the Bataan Death March on April 9, 1942, the Filipino and American troops as prisoners of war from the Japanese hands was walked the march arounded from Mariveles, Bataan to Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. Meanwhile, over 500 Chinese-Filipino POWs who died and killed by the Japanese hands in Bataan. Over thousands of Filipino and Chinese-Filipino POWs inside in Capas Concentration Camp by the hand of the Japanese troops.
THE CHINESE-FILIPINO SOLDIERS JOINS THE U.S. ARMED FORCES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND FILIPINO INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Since 1942, over thousands of Chinese Filipinos are men was joined the United States Armed Forces of the First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments of the United States Army goes the military exercises and training camps somewhere in the State of California, U.S.A. Many Christian Filipino and Chinese Filipino soldiers of the First and Second Filipino Infantry Regiments of the U.S. Army when send to the Philippines under the Allied liberators in the Second World War to helping the Philippine Commonwealth Army, Philippine Constabulary (under the American Command on 1944 to 1946), The Recognized Filipino Guerrilla Units and the United States Army goes to fought against the Japanese forces from 1944 to 1945 until the end of second world war.
THE FILIPINO-CHINESE WAS JOINED THE GUERRILLA UNIT OF THE PHILIPPINE-CHINESE ANTI-JAPANESE GUERRILLA RESISTANCE FIGHTER UNIT OR WA-CHI MOVEMENT DURING WORLD WAR 2.
After the Fall of the Japanese Invasion and Occupation of the Philippines from 1941 to 1942, these the defending Filipino-American troops to surrender by the Japanese forces in the Philippines. Since 1942, over thousands of Filipino-Chinese between men and women was joined the guerrilla unit of the Philippine Chinese Anti Japanese Guerrilla Unit of the Wa Chi Movement from 1942 to 1946.
During the Battle for the Filipino Recaptures of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945, Chinese-Filipino guerrilla fighters of the Wa Chi Movement was fought side by side around in Northern, Central and Southern Luzon and helped by Filipino Troops of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Military Districts of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the American Command to attacking the Japanese Imperial Army forces.
During the Battle for the Allied Liberation of the Philippines from 1944 to 1945, the U.S. Liberation forces was return to the Philippines on October 20, 1944 and there beaches of the American troops landed in Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan Province in Luzon on January 9, 1945. The U.S. Liberation forces in Luzon to help Filipino soldiers and guerrilla fighter units to attacking Japanese forces. Menwhile, the Chinese-Filipino guerrillas of Wa Chi Movement was helpul to combined U.S. & Philippine Commonwealth military forces in Central and Southern Luzon was started the liberation of the Philippines and until the end of the war.
THE FILIPINO-CHINESE MEN JOINED THE USAFIP-NL MILITARY UNIT
When over thousands of Filipino-Chinese men was joined the soldiers is a military unit of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the U.S. military command was established the military unit organization of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) is the covers the operations of the 11th, 14h, 15th, 66th and 121st Philippine Commonwealth Army Infantry Regiments of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines - Northern Luzon or USAFIP-NL from January 9, to August 15, 1945 in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Mountain Provinces, Cagayan, Isabella and Nueva Vizcaya in Northern Luzon.
When thousands of the Filipino-Chinese soldiers or Tsinoy soldiers of the 11th, 14th, 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, USAFIP-NL (PCA) was started the liberation of Northern Luzon and attacking Japanese troops in 1945.
THE FILIPINO-CHINESE SOLDIERS JOINS THE 11TH, 15TH & 121ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, PHILIPPINE COMMONWEALTH ARMY, USAFIP-NL BEGINS THE LIBERATION OF THE ILOCOS.
Somewhere in 1945, over thousands of Filipino-Chinese men was joining the soldiers is a former military unit of the Philippine Commonwealth Army under the U.S. military command was the cover the operations of the Filipino and Filipino-Chinese military forces of the 11th, 15th & 121st Infantry Regiment, USAFIP-NL (PCA) begins the fall of the liberation in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur in 1945 fought the Japanese Imperial Army soldiers.
I am hoping to write an article on the Wa Chi and hopefully interview one or more of the remaining memebers. I read a few articles recently and the concept of Chinese fighting a war not of thier own in a foriegn land intrigues me.
If anyone knows anyone from the Wa Chi I can interview please do get in touich with me please.
Anyone knows how to contact with the Wha-Chi group? I am from China, my grandfather was one of them and died many years ago. I have never seen him, just want to go and have a look at where he was buried. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org