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 are transcriptions1 of communications from Vanderpool to a Juan Villegas as well as the Commanding General of the Philippines-Ryukyus Command (PHILRYCOM) on the verification of services rendered by the 3rd Battalion of the Nasugbu Fil-Americans guerrilla outfit.
|Left: Col. Vanderpool. Image credit: ARSOF History. Right: Filipino soldiers being inspected. Image credit: US National Archives.|
30 July 1947
Juan M. Villegas
I am in receipt of your letter of the 20th of July 1947 in which you request that I certify as to the validity and accurateness of your chronological reports of your activities and supporting documents appended thereto.
Enclosed herewith, a letter prepared for the Commanding General, Philippines – Ryukyus Command, in compliance with your request. In this, I have verified your statements to the best of my memory and with the records available.
It is hoped that you and those of your men who assisted the United States forces during the Philippine Liberation Campaign will receive just compensation for their efforts.
If I can be of assistance to yourself or your organization in the future, do not hesitate to write me.
Jay D. Vanderpool
30 July 1947
SUBJECT: Recognition of Services
/t/ JAY D. VANDERPOOL
Notes and references:
1 “1st Regiment, Nasugbu, Fait” File No. 110-52, downloaded from PVAO.