The Alcazar Battalion was a guerrilla unit purportedly founded by one Emilio Alcazar in the town of Talisay, Batangas in March of 1942. It was supposedly initially affiliated with Marcos Agustin’s guerrilla outfit but, because of difficulties in communicating with the mother unit, it later became attached instead to the Hunters-ROTC. Communication with this other large organization, however, was also poor so that essentially, the Alcazar Battalion operated independently. In this page is a transcription1 of the investigative report on the Alcazar Battalion filed by one Lt. Rollie E. Allen of the United States Army..
UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES WESTERN PACIFIC
G-3 Guerrilla Affairs Branch
19 June ’46
REPORT ON “ALCAZAR’S BATTALION”
2. Juan Ortilla - Chief of Police
3. Florencio Luna - M/Sgt. of said unit
4. Vicente Baldoz - T/Sgt. of said unit
5. Pablo Ortillo - Capt., CO Hdq Co
6. Emilio A. Alcazar - Lt. Col., Com. Off. of said unit
7. Octavio Nicolas - Capt., CO A Co
8. Rufo Carandang - Corporal, Bn Staff
9. Gregorio Solis - S/Sgt of said unit
10. Bernabe Luna - Pfc of said unit
11. Leopoldo Ortilla - Sgt. sanitary inspector of Co C
12. Pio Mercado - 1st Lt
13. Barba A. Marayag - 1st Lt
14. Roman M. Umali - 1st Lt, worked for Japanese during occup.
15. Juan Villanueva - 2d Lt., supply officer
16. Fernando T. Atienza - 1st Lt., intelligence officer
17. Julio Abello - 2d Lt., platoon leader
18. Octavio Nicolas - Capt., S-1 and CO Hdq Co
19. Conrado Atienza y Trinidad - 2d Lt., Co Commdr.
20. Terry Adevoso - Col., CO Hunters
21. Jose S. Marasigan - Capt., Co Commdr.
22. Vicente Sangalang Marasigan - 1st Lt., Ex Off, Co A
against the Japanese. The men without arms were supposed to have been intelligence operators and to have committed sabotage against the Japanese. These acts of sabotage were limited to the three times communication lines were cut. As far as intelligence reports are concerned, it is obvious that they were useless as they had no way to transmit or deliver the messages to an outside source. Their intelligence work was a result of spying on Japanese troops movements and Japanese fortifications.
2d Lt., Inf., 0-1339745
Contact Team No. 1
Notes and references:
1 “The Alcazar Battalion,” online at the United States National Archives.