and Major Jose P. de Castro instructed Lt. Julio Austria and Lt. Marciano de Leon to take with them Crispin Cirillo Landicho, and Domingo Mendoza. Mendoza, armed only with knives, received the Japanese as good citizens. The two Japanese, thinking them to be as what they presumed to be, freely mixed with them. This group was able to knife the Japanese to death and took their two rifles.
/t/ MARCELO DE CASTRO
Notes and references:
1 “De Castro Guerrilla Unit,” File No. 71, online at the United States National Archives.