Memo to Lobo Unit Officers Calling for a General Assembly, May 1943 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore Memo to Lobo Unit Officers Calling for a General Assembly, May 1943 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Memo to Lobo Unit Officers Calling for a General Assembly, May 1943

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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 issued to all officers of the Lobo Unit calling for a general assembly to relay instructions and guidance from one Colonel Daniel Barrion, apparently a guerrilla leader as well

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HEADQUARTERS
USAFFE GUERRILLA LOBO UNIT MINDE AREA
UNDER LT. COL. TOMAS A. ILAGAN

May 19, 1943

SUBJECT
TO
: PRISONERS OF WARS.
: ALL OFFICERS OF THE LOBO UNIT MINDE AREA

1. This headquarters is announcing to all officers to report for a general assembly in the headquarters at 8:00 AM for instructions and guidance received from COLONEL DANIEL BARRION as he identifies himself with Lts. Navarro and Mendoza.

They are going to Manila from Mindoro and had contacted Major Ruffy and lucky enough that they dropped [in] at our headquarters as they have known from Sgt. Don Carlo who accompanied the said COLONEL BARRION to our Hq.

He gave us instructions and guidance for the betterment of our outfit and, upon showing their identifications, we gave the salute and prepared food for the whole party.

Upon seeing our roster, he told us to assign more officers on intelligence, revealing to us that in his Division, he has more than a hundred men assigned to intelligence for they are the ears and eyes of the outfit according to COLONEL DANIEL BARRION of the Barrion’s Division.

The party proceeded to Batangas by boat, hence, we gave the food supplies and furnished them transportation from Lobo to Batangas and Manila.

2. For your instructions and guidance, from Colonel Barrion, every officer is cautioned to report to this headquarters for a general conference with the Commanding Officer.

3. The Battalion S-1 will give instructions to all S-1 of every company; likewise, the S-2 will instruct all S-2 of each company.

4. Remarks left by Colonel Barrion was that we are as good as any other unit he had contacted in Southern Luzon and in the southern islands, so we must be proud of it and stand for it always and for the remaining days to come.

5. Failure to report means disciplinary action by the Headquarters.

BY ORDER OF THE BATTALION EXECUTIVE.

By Capt. Soliman (present in the Hq.)
Actg. Bn. C.O.

All companies.


Notes and references:
1 “Pandita Area, Free Luzon Intelligence Echelon, 6th MD, [Folder 4],” online at the United States National Archives.
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