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December 30, 2017

Roster of the Pioneer Calaca Town Guerrillas

The Pioneer Calaca Town Unit was one of many units of the large Fil-American Irregular Troops (FAIT) organized by the retired American Colonel Hugh Straughn at the onset of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. This guerrilla organization had many such units operating in other towns of Batangas, including the one in Calaca commanded by one Pablo de Joya. In this document1 is contained the roster of the Pioneer Calaca Town Guerrillas as was submitted to the United States Army for official recognition.

The reader/researcher is advised that this guerrilla unit failed to obtain recognition as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the United States Armed Forces during the Japanese occupation and the liberation of the Philippines. An investigative report filed by US Army personnel on this unit stated that other units did not know of this group’s existence; and that most of the members actually belonged to two families of the town of Calaca.

Still, this roster, along with other documents pertaining to the Pioneer Calaca Town Guerrillas, is posted for posterity as well as for the benefit and convenience of researchers on the topic of World War II in Batangas.

Each page of this roster has been embedded from an external source and may be zoomed in/out or scrolled up/down using the tools provided in the embedding. The pagination is as it appeared in the original document and provided again for the benefit of researchers.

[Roster Summary]

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Notes and references:

1 “Pioneer Calaca Town Guerrilla Unit FAIT,” File No. 226, downloaded from PVAO.

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