Diary of John P. Burns

April 2, 1942 

Did not do much all day, but was up all night, bringing in and sending out ships. The 21st and 34th are now officially in Australia. Don’t know what that makes us.

Other sources indicate that it was the night of March 31/April 1, rather than April 1/2, when it was like “Grand Central Station” at Bataan Field, with the Beechcraft Staggerwing of the Bamboo Fleet flying in from Mindanao and back out again, the Stearman 76D3 taking two passengers south, and the Grumman Duck taking three of the Detachment pilots to Mindanao where two of them were to fly the two P-35As–flown down to Mindanao on January 11th–back to Bataan.