WE HAVE RECENTLY COME INTO POSSESION OF THIS HISTORIC WW2 JAPANESE ARMY OCCUPATION CIVILIAN ID BADGE. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THIS ID IS FROM THE PANGASINAN PROVINCE IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE ID DIMENSION ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 3/8" X 3 3/8". FOR COMPARISON GO TO A POPULAR AUCTION SITE AND SEARCH FOR CIVILIAN ID IN THE CLOSED AUCTION SECTION. THIS PARTICULAR ID BADGE APPEARS TO HAVE BELONGED TO A 6 Y.0. CHILD
Thomas P.'s reading
One of the most interesting wartime souvenirs from the Philippines in my opinion. Aside from being a civilian ID tag, exact details of their use escape me. Seems to be some kind of worker badge or something else connected to the Japanese occupation.
They all seem to follow about the same formula in the way of information given: Name, age, city, and province. Some have gender written as well. The majority of examples I have studied come from Pangasinan Province on Luzon. Materials used seem to run the gamut: cloth, paper, some with plastic covers, some without, etc.
CIVILIAN CONTROL during the Philippines Occupation by Japanese forces
.....many of the local populace were 'impressed' into labor service for the Greater Co-Prosperity Sphere scheme.
-of course, underground resistance, i.e., guerilla partisan movements sprang up
forcing the Japanese KEMPEI-TAI police to have identification badges for the local
-often these worker ID or civilian ID badges were issued to Filipino laborers permitting access to Japanese controlled facilities, compounds, bases, building, etc.
-used mainly for civilian control & identification purposes
-Cloth folded sewn edges into plastic sleeve
-ID no. = 4353
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