Memo to Lobo Unit Company Commanders on Security Password, November 1943
The Lobo Unit, USAFFE Guerrilla was originally considered by the United States army as part of the Pandita Area, DI Combat, Free Luzon Area, 6th Military District guerrilla outfit under the command of one Danny Flores. The mother organization was not favorably considered for recognition by the United States Army. In this page is a transcription1 of a memorandum announcing to all company commanders the security password to be used by all members of the Lobo Unit.
USAFFE GUERRILLA LOBO UNIT MINDE AREA
UNDER LT. COL. TOMAS A. ILAGAN
SIXTH MILITARY DISTRICTs
: PASSWORD FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE LOBO UNIT.
: ALL COMPANY COMMANDERS.
LOBO UNIT MINDE AREA.
It is hereby announced to all Company Commanders that the password for the safety of all members as per order of the Commanding Officer is the word “MINDE.”
Instructions to all members should be brief and practice the password in your headquarters but never reveal this password to non-members for they might play jokes on us, so keep it a secret.
Officers who wish to go to Mindoro for some business must ask permit from the Commanding Officer as his pass to the guerrillas of that island.
Send reports on intelligence in time and have a network of intelligence personnel in your jurisdiction as the ears and eyes of the unit.
Compliance with this memorandum is desired by this Headquarters.
Notes and references:
1 “Pandita Area, Free Luzon Intelligence Echelon, 6th MD, [Folder 4],” online at the United States National Archives.