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January 5, 2018

Memo to Guerrilla Groups in Batangas on the Arrival of the US 8th Army in Nasugbu

This January 1945 document, Hunters-ROTC Commander Eleuterio Adevoso announces to all guerrilla organizations in Batangas the arrival or landing of the United States 8th Army in Nasugbu. The document is an enclosure/attachment of the Gagalac Guerrilla Unit’s request/appeal for recognition by the United States Army. The transcription will include edits here and there for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

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EXHIBIT “N-7”


UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FORCES
JOINT INTELLIGENCE CENTER NR ONE
In the Field

31 January 1945
SUBJECT

TO
 : Information

: All Loyal Batangas Guerrillas
   RESTRICTED
1. The following radio message from the Headquarters of General MacARTHUR is hereby quoted in part for the information and guidance of all loyal Batangas Guerrillas:



X               X               X               X               X
ELEMENTS OF THE EIGHTH ARMY HAVE LANDED IN THE VICINITY
OF NASUGBU PD EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY XXX OPERATIONAL CONTROL
OF ALL GUERRILLA FORCES IN BATANGAS PROVINCE PASS TO THE
EIGHTH ARMY LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT LOVUEICHELBERGER
COMMANDING PD SO INFORM ALL GUERRILLAS IN THAT AREA PD
XXX MAJOR GENERAL MILLS WING CMA TASK FORCE COMMANDER IN
THE NASUGBU AREA PD XXX
X               X               X               X               X

2. Guerrilla Commanders in Batangas are hereby instructed to establish contact with the nearest allied unit in their respective areas.

3. Guerrilla Commanders are hereby further enjoined to pass on this information to all other loyal units.

For the GHQ, SWPA Liaison Officer

TERRY MAGTANGOL PMA ‘44
HUNTERS, Cmdg.



Distribution:
1 CO 49th Infantry HUNTERS
1 CO Golden Regiment
1 CO Nasugbu Fil Americans
1 CO Balayan Fil Americans
1 CO Gagalac’s Unit
1 CO District Special Troops HUNTERS
1 CO Batangas Guerrillas (Luansing)
1 File

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] FILOMENO GAGALAC

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Notes and references:
1 File Number 278, United States National Archives, downloaded from page Gagalac Guerrilla Unit, Philippine Veteran Association Office.

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