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December 31, 2017

Directives from Lt. Col. Farren and Maj. Jay Vanderpool to All Guerrilla Units in Batangas

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 document1, are true copies of two directives sent by one Lt. Col. James Farren and Maj. Jay Vanderpool to guerrilla units operating in Batangas.

UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FORCES
GENERAL GUERRILLA HEADQUARTERS
Nasugbu, Batangas

19 Feb 45

Subject
To
: Directive
: All Commanding Officers of the Organized
   Guerrillas in this area.

1. In order to gain time and to give you utmost assistance in your various activities, reports, requirements for ordnance supplies, etc., etc., it is desired that you immediately contact the GSC General Guerrilla Headquarters, through the Commanding Officer, Rear Area, its S-2 and S-3 and S-4 heads as that said Headquarters personnel can attend to you immediately. It is not necessary to wait for my arrival in the Office of Said Guerrilla Headquarters because I have many other duties requiring me elsewhere.

2. Said Headquarters are committed to coordinate with you in all operational plans, intelligence work and ordnance supplies. These personnel are functioning to attend you and who will in turn bring up the matter with me or to our representative 1st Lt. Carl Rogers, U.S.A. Special Order No. 1 dated 1st February 1945 signed by Major Jay D. Vanderpool U.S.A. Guerrilla Commander, is self-explanatory and you are hereby enjoined to obey it and abide by any disposition emanating from said GSC for the good of the cause for which we are all in shoulder to shoulder.

3. This is a matter of correlation in normal function between different technical administrative echelons of a semi-military organization like the Guerrillas which is now working with the U.S. Army for which I am committed to work with you in this area, against a common enemy.

(SGD)

JAMES H. FARREN
Lt. Col. CAC, USA

A TRUE COPY


16 Feb. 45

Subject
To
: REPORT OF ALL AUTOMOBILES, Etc.
: All Guerrilla units.

1. It is desired that all commandeered cars and other means of transportation be reported and registered in this Headquarters no later than 20 February 1945, with the following data:

a. Make
b. Engine Number
c. Capacity
d. Cylinder
e. Where used (Name of Organization)
f. Under whose care (Name of Officer)

2. No automobile or other means of transportation not registered properly in G-4 of this Headquarters will be allowed to draw gasoline after the date set forth herein.

3. Unit Commanders will see to it that this requirement is complied with the least possible delay.

By order of Major VANDERPOOL:

TERRY MAGTANGOL


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Notes and references:

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


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