Vanderpool's Special Orders Announcing Staff of the General Guerrilla Command, 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 Special Orders memorandum by which Vanderpool announced to all guerrilla organizations in his sector the staff of the new guerrilla command under him.
Maj. Jay D. Vanderpool
Left: Col. Vanderpool. Image credit:  ARSOF History. Right: Filipino soldiers being inspected. Image credit: US National Archives.


1 February 1945

Special Orders )

No. 1 )

The following officers of the Hunters (ROTC) Guerrillas are hereby appointed staff officers of the General Guerrilla Command, Central Luzon, effective 1 February 1945.

1. Col. Terry Magtangol, GSC (Guerrillas), Chief of Staff.
2. Lt.-Col. Jaime N. Ferrer, GSC (Guerrillas), A C of S, G-1.
3. Lt.-Col. Marcelino S. Castillo, GSC (Guerrillas), A C of G-2.
4. Lt.-Col. Rigoberto J. Atienza, GSC (Guerrillas), A C of G-3.
5. Lt.-Col. Guillermo Monfort, GSC (Guerrillas), A C of G-4.
6. Lt.-Col. Gustavo Ingles, GSC (Guerrillas), Inspector-General.

They shall resume office upon receipt of this order and shall be obeyed and respected as such by all concerned.

Major, General Staff Corps, U.S.A.
Guerrilla Commander


1 PQOG (Gen. Umali)
1 PQOG (Gen. Valenzona)
1 PQOG (Gen. Avanceña)
1 Col Mariano Castañeda
1 4th Army Corps (Gen. Erne)
1 Taparan's Unit
1 Magirog Division
1 Tanib
1 Hukbalahaps (Major Hashim)
1 ROTC (Hunters)
1 Kalayaan Command
1 Vera's Party
1 Ausa (Golden Regt.)
1 Ausa (Rainbow Regt.)
1 Fil-Americans (Col. Perucho)
1 Rillo-Neri Unit
1 Luansing's Unit
1 Gagalac's Unit
1 Licopa's Unit
1 Joe Perez's Unit
1 Marking's Fil-Americans
1 File
1 ECLGA (Ramsey)

Notes and references:
1 “Joe Perez Forces, Anderson’s Guerrillas,” File No. 101-15, online at the United States National Archives.
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