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January 6, 2018

Directive to Nasugbu FAIT on Having Men for the Labor Battalion, February 1945

The Fil-American Irregular Troops or FAIT was a guerrilla organization founded in 1942 by the retired American Colonel Hugh Straughn, who would unfortunately be captured and executed by the Japanese. The FAIT had many units operating in Batangas, including Nasugbu, where its 1st Regiment would be attached to the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army after the Nasugbu Landing of 31 January 1945. In this February 1945 1, Lt. Col. G. Monfort of the U.S. Army’s Guerrilla Headquarters advised the Commanding Officer of the Nasugbu Fil-American Troops to have the sufficient numbers needed for the Labor Battalion and to report to Lt. Col. James Farren of the 11th Airborne Division.



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UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FORCES
GUERRILLA HEADQUARTERS
Nasugbu, Batangas

9 February 1945

SUBJECT
TO
: Directive
: CO FIL-AMERICAN GUERRILLAS
1. Announcing [to] you the change of command of the U. S. Army Commander of all guerrilla groups and the director of the mopping up operations in this area, LT. COL. JAMES R. FARREN, No. 1855-L.

2. By order of Col. Farren, you are hereby requested to have sufficient number of members in your organization to constitute the nucleus of the Labor Battalion.

3. Capt. John B. Bolton has approached this Headquarters to obtain the support and, for this reason, we reiterate the instructions stated in Par. No. 2 to be complied with.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

BY ORDER OF LT. COL. FARREN,

(SGD) G. MONFORT
Lt. Col. GSC Guer.
S-4
(actg, C. O.)

A TRUE COPY:







ORIGINAL SUBMITTED TO THE PHILRYCOM:

[Sgd.] Maj. JUAN M. VILLEGAS (Grla.)

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Notes and references:
1 “1st Regiment, Nasugbu, Fait” File No. 110-52, downloaded from PVAO.

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