PHILIPPINES-RYUKYU S COMMAND
Tel U 330
27 Oct 1947
SUBJECT: Request for Reconsideration for Revision of dates of the Santo Tomas Unit, I Corps, President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas (PQOG)
(1) FROM: Lt Kenneth H Neubauer TO: Capt John O Keider
ganizing the unit; slight activity was directed toward suppression of collaboration activities. During January 1943, the Santo Tomas Unit fused with the guerrilla organization of one Julio R Narvaez. During the “zonification” period in the middle of 1943, many members of the unit were interned by the Japanese. There is no evidence that these members were interned because of guerrilla activities. By November 1943, only 200 members of the claimed 500 remained with the organization, the remaining 300 took advantage of the Amnesty Proclamation. The unit disintegrated during this period as members returned home and continued with their normal civilian pursuits. In November 1944, the Santo Tomas Unit was absorbed into the President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas under Vicente S. Umali and was given the name PQOG, Santo Tomas Unit. The unit remained inactive until February 1945, at which time it proceeded to Tagaytay, Cavite to contact the 11th AB Division which was in that area. The month of February was spent in attempts by unit officers to attach the unit to a US Army unit. On 1 March 1945, the unit contacted the 511th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division, and was subsequently attached.
submitted when requested by the investigation officer is unknown.
expulsion of the enemy. There is nothing in this SOP to indicate guerrilla activity by any organization.
It is recommended that:
1st Lt., CAC
Notes and references:
1 “Sto Tomas Grla Unit, I Corps, PQOG,” File No. 271-29, online at the United States National Archives.