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 an exchange of letters between Vanderpool and one Captain George Smith on the claims filed by one Alfredo P. Joya.
|Left: Col. Vanderpool. Image credit: ARSOF History. Right: Filipino soldiers being inspected. Image credit: US National Archives.|
[Letter from Capt. George Smith]
CLAIMS SERVICE, AFWESPAC
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF CLAIMS
28 September 1946
: Claim of Alredo P. Joya
: Major Jay D. Vanderpool, FA, 0410776
Hqs. 25th Infantry Division, APO 25, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, California.
Claims Investigating Service
1 Official envelope
[Response from Vanderpool.]
BASIC: Ltr, Hq Claims Service, AFWESPAC Office of the Chief of Claims, APO 707
dtd 28 Sept 1946, subj: “Claim of Alfredo P. Joya”
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Hq 25th Inf Div, APO 25 (Osaka, Honshu), 10 October 1946
TO: Captain George F. Smith, Hq Claims Service, AFWESPAC Office of the Chief of Claims, APO 707
Lieut. Col., GSC
A.C. of S., G-4
Notes and references:
1 “Hunters-ROTC Guerrillas,” Box 246, Entry 1087, Philippine Archive Collection, Record Group 407, online at the United States National Archives.