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January 6, 2018

Attack Order from Captain Schommers to Licopa Guerrillas, February 1945

The Licopa Guerrilla Unit was a guerrilla outfit under the command of one Luis Licopa and operated out of Lemery, Batangas. In this February 1945 document, one Captain Schommers of the United States Task Force issued orders to the Licopa Guerrilla Unit to attack Japanese forces stationed at Mayasang, Lemery.



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Rc’d 6 Feb 45

COL LICOPA –

The Japs are reported 20 strong in Mayasang. We need them wiped out here. I am issuing an attack order to you to attack that group in Mayasang as soon as you can get what rifles and pistols you have together.

Supporting you in the attack will be Gagalac, attacking from Calaca sector, and Col. Ilagan of the Canluran from Lemery. You will attack from the south, Gagalac from the West and Ilagan from the East.

Attack the morning of Feb 8th, Gagalac and Ilagan are getting their orders to attack with you.

Good luck and get those Japs out of there.

(Sgd) CAPT C. N. SCOMMERS
U. S. Task Force

A TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] LUIS H. LICOPA
Captain, Infantry



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Notes and references:
1 File Number 50, Licopa Unit (GLINT), downloaded from Philippine Veteran Association Office.

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