The saga of Filipinos serving in the various branches of the United States and British Armed Forces during the Second World War is well documented in various Philippine and Foreign published history books; especially Official Histories and memoirs. Notable units include the 1st and 2nd Filipino Regiment in the United States Anny, Philippine Army officers that were commissioned into the United States Coast Guard and Two Filipino Sergeants that served in the British Eight Anny during the Battle of El Alamein and the hundreds of Filipino sailors that were in the United States Navy where some took part in the key battles of the conflict like that of Coral Sea and on Leyte Gulf.
It is in this context that I would like to put forward a request for information to fellow members of the League, readers of the Review and veterans for any details concerning Filipinos that served with the United States Submarine Service during the war. This particular curiosity in the subject came upon reading Pigboat 39: An American Sub Goes to War by Bobette Gugliota which I believed was reviewed in this esteemed journal way back, a few years ago. It is mentioned in the book that of the Submarines crew two were Filipinos, namely Steward Mates Amador Tayco and Cecilio Fabricate. This is the first book that I’ve read mentioning Filipinos in the Submarine Force.
Any information or assistance on the matter would be highly appreciated and could be forwarded to my e-mail at Coast Guard78@yahoo.com.ph by way of courtesy please cc the Editor for any information that you would like to put forward .