The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western Batangas town of Nasugbu as the liberation of Luzon neared. It had many units operating in many areas of Luzon and its 49th Regiment was based in Batangas. This regiment’s “Special District Troops” appear to be supplemental rosters of the guerrilla organization to those that had already been recognized by the United States Army. In this page are transcriptions1 of two documents on the Santo Tomas Unit of the Hunters-ROTC.
HEADQUARTERS, HUNTERS ROTC, 49TH REGT, STO. TOMAS UNIT, 21 Feb. ‘46
TO: Commanding Officer, GHQ, HUNTERS ROTC.
sary to leave behind me my Executive Officer to command and some officers and enlisted men as peace and order conditions as well as reorganization and reconstruction of my sector demands taking into consideration that my sector was during my activation, together with some of my officers and enlisted men in the P.A. on 13 June 1945, still infested with remnants of Japanese soldiers who were still roaming in remote and distant places of my sector who at times plied their inhuman trade against the civilian populace.
Captain, Inf, 0-46268
(Former CO, 49th Regt, Hunters
ROTC, Sto. Tomas Unit)
GEN HEADQUARTERS, HUNTERS ROTC, 23 February 1946.
TO: Commanding General, AFWESPAC, APO 707.
(Former C.O. Hunters ROTC)
Notes and references:
1 “District Special Troops, 49th Regt., 47th Div., HUNTERS-ROTC,” File No. 307-38, online at the United States National Archives.