Diary of John P. Burns

January 25, 1942 

Formed lines and started a push. Working with P.C. trying to catch one group up to another when hell broke loose about 75 ft. away. In between our lines and Japs. Machine gun fire is awful. Snipers in trees. No sleep.

This morning, the 21st Pursuit was integrated with the Philippine Constabulary and Company A of the 803rd Aviation Engineers and ordered to form a skirmish line across the neck of the 1,000 yard peninsula between Quinauan and Agloloma Bays.