Diary of John P. Burns

March 3, 1942 

Had a party in evening for nurses from hospitals. Good time, food and liquor.

As a morale booster, General George had arranged the party, to which he invited nurses from Bataan Hospital No. 2. The pilots “whooped it up” at George’s thatched shack, fueled by the alcoholic concoction they had fixed. Cpl. Greenman pounded out boogie woogie on the old piano as they danced with the 12 nurses who had accepted the invitation. The party lasted until 3:00 a.m., when the inebriated pilots drove the girls back to their hospital, a round trip of only five miles but with the lights out of their vehicles, it took one hour.