JOE PEREZ FORCES
: DELAY IN SENDING REPORTS
: SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
an A.I.B. man under Lt. R. Stahl. In the same afternoon, I presented my credentials to Manzano, also A.I.B. in charge of their substation in Patabog. On the 13th, after my entry into the interior of [the] Bondoc Peninsula was okayed by Lt. Stahl via their transmitting station, I started for San Narciso, Tayabas. There, I met the first American, George, also, the Mayor Mendanilla. On the night of the 15th, I was brought before Lt. Robert Stahl in his station in Guinjalinan. I handed in my report on enemy information about Batangas and part of Manila. It was read in the presence of Chattam and Congca, escaped Americans who were working with Lt. Stahl. Now and then, questions were asked by them about the report, especially about [the] Lipa Airfield. I added that it seemed that the western part of Batangas was a likely place for landing as there were very few Japanese garrisons there. The Japanese were not so active. Nasugbu and Balayan were terminals on the good highway leading to Manila.
Lt. Col. Guerrilla
Notes and references:
1 “Joe Perez Forces, Anderson’s Guerrillas,” File No. 101-15, online at the United States National Archives.