Instructions from Vanderpool on Registration of Vehicles Issued thru Adevoso, Feb 45


Col. Jay D. Vanderpool was the Liaison Officer sent by Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) Command to southern Luzon, including Batangas, to coordinate guerrilla activities in the area in preparation for the Allied invasion. Transcriptions of a selection of his communications either with guerrilla units or offices of the United States Army are compiled in this section. In this page is a transcription1 of a letter of instructions to guerrilla organizations in Southern Luzon issued through Hunters-ROTC CO Eleuterio Adevoso about the registration of their vehicles.
Maj. Jay D. Vanderpool
Left: Col. Vanderpool. Image credit:  ARSOF History. Right: Filipino soldiers being inspected. Image credit: US National Archives.

Central Luzon

22 February 1945

TO: All Guerrilla Units

1. All guerrilla units are hereby enjoined to register their vehicles with the Office of the Provost Marshall General, 11th Airborne Division within 72 hours from release hereof.

2. Thereafter, the AC of S, G-4, XIVth Corps will issue specific approval for each vehicle whose continued use by unit is permitted.

3. When written approval has been secured, units will present this evidence to the Provost Marshall, XIVth Corps, the Manila Provost Marshall at Bilibid Prison or the Manila, who will issue specific authorization for each vehicle. This authorization must be in the hands of the driver at all times.

4. All vehicles not registered in accordance with the foregoing shall be impounded.


Major, GSC, U. S. Army
Guerrilla Commander

Commanding – Hunters

Notes and references:
1 “1st Regt., Nasugbu-FAIT,” File 110-52, online at the United States National Archives.
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