Also included in this page are guerrilla sketches of what presumably were Japanese positions marked in red in these same towns. A legend to help interpret the maps is provided at the bottom of this page.
Generally, sketch maps created by guerrilla outfits operating in Batangas aimed at pointing out to American military planners the positions of the Japanese Imperial Army insofar as these were concerned: troop quarters/positions; gasoline and supply dumps; military headquarters and buildings; artillery and anti-aircraft guns; general defenses like barbed wire enclosures and foxhole concentrations; and airfields and other hubs or locations of military transport.
|US Army soldiers in WWII. Image has no relation to content. Credit: US National Archives.|
Transcriptions of Intelligence Reports
OFFICE OF THE G-2
In the Field
SUMMARY OF INTELLIGENCE REPORTS AS OF
DECEMBER 1, 1944
6. Malabrigo Barrio School.
|PQOG sketch map of the Japanese Army in Lobo.|
b. 2 train wagons with gasoline, 1 wagon with 6 unassembled airplanes destroyed with 3 Japs killed.
2. Barracks along the road to San Pedro 1 km from the RR track, due west.
|PQOG sketch map of the Japanese Army in Malvar.|
San Jose, Batangas
|PQOG sketch map of San Jose.|
c. Along the river south of the poblacion.
d. Along the Lawayo River.
2. Landowners called to meeting, 13 Nov. 44, by Jap officers who asked for a quota of 700 cavanes of rice for the soldiers.
3. Labor conscription in barrio Quipot to work on fortifications at Natu.
4. Frequent patrols in the barrios along the seacoast.
5. Jap-supervised home guards being organized.
6. Animals (horses & cattle) and men recruited for labor to transport supplies to Natu on 24 Nov. 44.
7. 2 dummy tanks in front of the new school building.
8. Poblacion patrolled nightly.
9. Crews of transient vessels anchored along the coast go ashore during daytime and go aboard at nightfall.
|PQOG sketch map of Poblacion San Juan.|
|PQOG sketch map of Mt. Natu, San Juan.|
Guerrilla Sketch Map Legend
|PQOG Guerrilla Map Legend.|
Notes and references:
1 From the files of the Composite 2nd Regiment, I Corps, President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas, online at the United States National Archives. 2 Masatoshi Fujishige.