Memo Recognizing Cos. A & B of the Batangas Mil Area, Anderson's Guerrillas December 1945 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Memo Recognizing Cos. A & B of the Batangas Mil Area, Anderson's Guerrillas December 1945

The Joe Perez’s Forces of the Batangas Military Army, which claimed to have been affiliated with the guerrilla organization of Bernard Anderson, was formed by one Conrado T. Limjoco, who was also the supposed commander of the half of this guerrilla organization that operated in Batangas from Calaca to Nasugbu. The organization, which operated out of the town of Lian, would collectively fail to gain official recognition by the United States Army, but as was the case in many other guerrilla outfits, some of its individual members did obtain recognition. In this page is a transcription1 of a memorandum sent by Lt. John Grimes of the United States Army to the Philippine Army’s Chief of Staff relaying information on the recognition of Companies A and B of the Batangas Military Area, Anderson’s Guerrillas.
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HEADQUARTERS
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC

GSCPU 091 PI APO 707
22 Dec 1945

SUBJECT

TO
: Recognition of Guerrilla Unit.

: Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, APO 501

1. The following guerrilla unit is recognized by the Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Western Pacific, as having been an authorized element of the command from 11 January 1945 to 15 July 1945:

Co's "A" & "B," Batangas Military Area, Anderson's Guerrillas STRENGTH

386

2. Under the provisions of Executive Order No. 21, by the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, dated 26 October 1944, the status of the members of this unit, during the period above specified, was that of officers and enlisted men of the Philippine Army.

3. It is desired that payment of this unit for the period above specified be expedited by Finance Officers of the Philippine Army.

4. Under the provisions of Executive Order No. 68, by the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, dated 26 September 1945, all officers and enlisted men of this unit, other than members of the Regular Force or the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army, will be considered as having been discharged from the Philippine Army as of 16 July 1945.

FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL:

/s/ John G. Grimes
/t/ JOHN T. GRIMES
2nd Lt, AGD
Asst Adj Gen

1 Incl:

Roster of Unit (In trip)

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

s/ Lope Quial
t/ LOPE QUIAL
Lt-Col, AGS,
Asst Adjutant General


Notes and references:
Transcribed from the documents of the Joe Perez Forces, originally downloaded from the PVAO and the US National Archives.

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