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December 30, 2017

Memo from US Armed Forces to Philippine Army on San Jose Guerrillas, March 1946

The San Jose Batangas Guerrillas was another unit in the province of Batangas that fought the Japanese under the banner of the large guerrilla organization called Fil-American Irregular Troops, commanded by the former United States Army Col. Hugh Straughn until he was caught and executed by the Japanese. The San Jose unit was commanded by one Amado Masilungan. In this document1, the United States Armed Forces in the Western Pacific, ostensibly on command of one General Styer, acknowledged receipt of the San Jose Batangas Guerrillas’ application for recognition as course to the Philippine Army.

HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL

APO 707
20 March 46

SUBJECT

TO

: Letter of Acknowledgement

: Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, APO 75

1 This will acknowledge receipt of letter of request for recognition, with allied papers and rosters of the 1st Bn, Batangas Guerrilla Unit, San Jose.

2 These papers have been placed in our files pending investigation of this unit.

BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL STYER.










Lt. Col. M. L. Shaftoe

1. Request for recognition with pertinent papers and rosters of the 1st Bn, Batangas Guerrilla Unit, San Jose, have been placed in our files pending investigation by a contact team of this branch.

2. Receipt has been acknowledged to HPA, APO 75.


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Notes and references:

1 “San Jose Batangas Grlas, FAIT,” File No. 110-37, downloaded from PVAO.


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