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December 31, 2017

Various Certifications/Papers Signed by US Army Officers on the Luansing Unit

The Luansing Unit Fil-American Batangas Guerrillas were commanded by one Galicano Luansing and known loosely as the “Luansing’s Unit.” This guerrilla outfit was at one time or the other during the Japanese occupation affiliated with the Fil-American Irregular Troops and also the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas. By the time the Allied forces return to the Philippines, it was operating independently. This unit assisted the United States Army in campaigns against the Japanese forces from Balayan, Batangas Town, Lipa, Rosario and San Juan. In this page1, are various certifications and other documents duly signed by United States Army officers that were used in the Luansing Unit’s application for official recognition.

[p. 1]

GUERRILLA HEADQUARTERS
11th Airborne Division

6 April 1945

SUBJECT

TO

: Identification

: Whom It May Concern

1. The bearer, COL. GALICANO M. LUANSING JR. (BUTTON), is the Commanding Officer of the Batangas Guerrillas.

2. He and his men have been working efficiently in coordination with the American forces in this area.

3. Courtesies extended to him in transportation and pass privileges will be highly appreciated.

For Maj. WILLIAM J. SCHLOTH
Guerrilla Coordinator

s/ ARTHUR P. MCDONALD
    1 Lt. CAC

s/ BGR

Certified True Copy:

[Sgd.] PONCIANO E. D. CRUZ
Capt. Inf.
Chief, Reviewer Section
RPD, PAS, AFWESPAC

[p. 2]

B U S H M A S T E R S

of the
158th Infantry

Headquarters Second Battalion

March 27, 1945

To Whom it May Concern:

Guerrilla forces led by Lt. Col. G. Luansing joined with my battalion at Batangas, Batangas on March 11, 1945 and cooperated in the capture of that town and surrounding territory. Col. Luansing’s forces manned perimeter at night, fought in patrol clashes, occupied road blocks and carried out active patrolling.

Col. Luansing’s organization was the most useful and most successful Guerrilla organization in the Batangas area.

s/ BOYSIE E. DAY
Major, 158th Inf.
Commanding

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

[Sgd.] PONCIANO E. D. CRUZ
Capt. Inf.
Chief, Reviewer Section
RPD, PAS, AFWESPAC

[p. 3]

26 March 45

TO: Major C. N. Schommer

1. This is to certify that Lt. Col. Luansing and His Unit have served and been of great assistance to the 2nd Bn, 188th Para-Glider Infantry.

s/ Thomas Ameserau
Capt. Inf.
Bn. Ex. Off.

26 March 45

TO: Major C. N. Schommer

1. This is to certify that Lt. Col. Luansing and his Unit have served and been of great assistance to the 2nd Bn, 188th Para-Glider Infantry.

s/ Thomas Amesereau
Capt. Inf.
Bn. Ex. Off

Certified True Copy:

[Sgd.] PONCIANO E. D. CRUZ
Capt, Inf.
Chief, Reviewer Section
RPD, PAS, AFWESPAC


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Notes and references:

1 “Luansing Unit, Fil-American Batangas Guerrillas,” File No. 63, downloaded from PVAO.


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