Diary of John P. Burns

January 8, 1942 

Organized the 3d Plat. of the 21st A.C. Co. today. No bombers for two days now. Wonder what is up. Sure a swell bunch of men in “C” Flight and engineering.

With the abandonment of Pilar and Orani fields, all flying operations of Col. George’s tiny unit–comprised of 9 P-40s, two P-35As, and one A-27–were now out of Bataan Field. They were to be used only for reconnaissance missions ordered by USAFFE.