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Books on Philippine guerillas?

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by ColHessler, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

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    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone had any books on the Philippine guerillas campaign, or could recommend some? Thanks.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    What was the name of that book about Col. Fertig?

    ColHessler, it talked good bit about the guerillas in the Philippines.
     
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    Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines: Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945

    That's looks good. Thanks Slip!
     
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    Anybody got anything about the guerilla & US paratrooper (as raiders) activity on Cebu?
     
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    American Guerrilla in the Philippines -- oldie but goodie
    Lapham's Raiders
     
  6. ColHessler

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    I enjoyed that movie. The book sounds good. I'll look at it. Thanks.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    They Fought Alone was the name of that book. It centered on Wendell Fertig, he was a reserve engineer officer living in the Philippines and was activated prior to Pearl Harbor. He was slated to be evacuated to Australia in 1942 when Mac bugged out but was stranded in Mindanao when the aircraft he was assigned to broke down. He refused to surrender and went into the hills with other like thinking Americans and carried the war on from there. Fascinating story actually.

    Wendall Fertig is considered as one of the top 10 guerilla leaders in history. Tried to figure out who the other nine were but couldn't find the rest of the list. Even if Fertig was number 10, the first nine had to be magnificent warriors.

    Read all about it....

    Wendell Fertig - Wikipedia
     
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    Thanks Biak. There was some information on Cebu's liberation in there.

    If anyone knows anything about the guerilla operations the US support for them on Cebu, please share it.
     
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    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    I dug around my bookmarks and thought this might lead to suggestions for more Google searches.

    Chapter 10: Guerrilla Activities in the Philippines

    " East of Negros is the long, narrow island of Cebu, the most densely populated of all the Philippine Islands. The story of the guerrilla movement on Cebu is primarily that of two men -Harry Fenton and Lt. Col. James H. Cushing both American-born. With the Japanese capture of Cebu City in the central part of the island, a large number of USAFFE forces escaped to the hills, taking along a sizeable quantity of arms and supplies. Numerous guerrilla units were soon formed in the enemy-unoccupied regions to the north and south and these gradually combined into larger groups. By the middle of 1942, the guerrilla organization on Cebu was split into two bodies; one under Fenton, in the north, and the other under Colonel Cushing, in the south. "


    You might try the two names in bold.
     
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  11. Riter

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    Thanks! I know there is a book on Cushing and will order it.
     

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