Diary of John P. Burns

January 27, 1942 

With own outfit today. In a secondary line for 1st time. Spotted Jap barges up coast, got 37 mm and shelled it. One meal and some sleep. The scouts are supposed to come in tomorrow.

Another landing of Japanese had been made the night before on the promontory area between Silaiiam and Anyasan Bays. The men of the 17th Pursuit Squadron were sent in to oppose the 200 men.