Diary of John P. Burns

March 14, 1942 

Cor. Doing a lot of shelling about noon. Alert in aft. Rowe flew Recon, no trouble. Golden replaced Rowe here, I go back tomorrow.

This afternoon on his final duty, Bill Rowe took off from Cabcaben on a recon mission of Nichols, Nielson, Zablan and Del Carmen fields where it was reported that some large-scale operation was being prepared by the Japanese. He spotted numerous aircraft on Nielson and Nichols Field, which he reported on landing at Bataan Field at 6:00 p.m. Rowe’s replacement at Cabcaben, Leo Golden, repeated the recon the following day.