Prior to the raid of the Cabanatuan camp in January 1945, the Scouts learned that the Japanese were murdering POWs at other camps in the region and had plans to do the same at Cabanatuan. Several scouts disguised themselves as local farmers and located an abandoned hut in the fields above the camp. From this vantage point, they were able to scope out the camp's layout and provide vital information for the upcoming raid.
Some 120 Rangers and Scouts, aided by Filipino guerrillas, successfully liberated the camp and freed the more than 500 prisoners who had been living there in harsh conditions, some for several years. The Scouts were disbanded by the end of 1945. During the war, the Scouts performed 106 known missions behind enemy lines without losing a single man. The raid at the Cabanatuan camp is still considered one of the greatest rescues in American military history, and it remains a model operation for all U.S. special forces.so much win.