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December 31, 2017

Memo: Lt. Col. Rasul to Emilio Bolaños on the Turnover of Men and Arms, May 1945

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG) was a guerrilla organization which fought the Japanese in World War II. The guerrilla outfit was among those that operated in Southern Luzon, including Batangas. It had many units in the province, one of which was in the eastern Batangas town of San Juan. In this March 1945 document1, one Lt. Col Rasul of instructed Emilio Bolaños a.k.a. Lt. Col Miller to turn over men and arms to his command for direct administration by the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army.



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ARF – PQOG
PRESIDENT QUEZON’S OWN GUERRILLAS
35TH INFANTRY DIVISION
In the Field

1 March 45



MEMORANDUM for –
Lieut. Col. Miller

1. PURSUANT to the instructions given by the Headquarters of Major General Vicente S. Umali by Major Jay D. Vanderpool, dated Feb. 21, 1945, the undersigned has been designated as the COMPANY COMMANDER of the Second Combat Company (PQOG) which will hereinafter fall under the administration and orders of the 11th Airborne Division, USA. The arms shall be taken from the following:

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From the armed men of Lieut. Col. Bolaños.

2. It is, therefore, requested that you send to my Headquarters all the armed men under your Command. Also instruct your son CESAR BOLAÑANOS and FERNANDO DE VILLA and all the ex-USAFFE soldiers to report to me. They will form as members of my company.

[Sgd.] RASUL
Lieut. Col. PQOG

APPROVED:

[Sgd.] ANDRES D. UMALI, Brig. Gen.



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Notes and references:
1 “1ST BN, SAN JUAN REGT., I CORPS, PQOG,” File No. 271-21, downloaded from PVAO.

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