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December 30, 2017

Roster of the Suicide Battalion, Fil-American Guerrillas Batangas Unit

The Suicide Battalion was purportedly a guerrilla outfit organized in the barrio of Santor in Tanauan by one Crispulo Tambauan, who would himself become its commander, and later set up its headquarters in Wawa, same municipality. This guerrilla outfit failed to obtain official recognition as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the United States Armed Forces, with some notable guerrilla figures stating that they had never heard of either Tambauan or his alleged guerrilla outfit. The documents about this unit are nonetheless included for posterity and for the benefit of researchers about World War II in Batangas. In this particular page1 are contained the roster of Tambauan’s guerrilla unit as submitted to the United States Army for recognition as an element of the Philippine Army in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States during the liberation of the Philippines.

The roster is contained in several PDF documents embedded into this page from an external source, properly paginated for the convenience of researchers or students who may need to know the pages for citation purposes.

Each PDF document may be zoomed in/out or scrolled up/down using the tools provided.

The researcher/student is advised to read the other documents posted in this web site about the Suicide Battalion to get the proper context on this roster. Hundreds of guerrilla outfits submitted applications for recognition, many legitimate but just as many bogus and trying to avail of the financial benefits that came along with official recognition.

That said, there were also guerrilla outfits who failed to obtain official recognition not because they were bogus but for mundane reasons like failing to provide the necessary documents or failing to meet the deadline set.

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Notes and references:

1 “Suicide Bn., 3rd Inf Regt, FAG,” File No. 134, online at the United States National Archives.

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