Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

April 21, 1942 – Tuesday

Got up early, finished packing, paid my hotel bill and rushed to house of the President. 9:30 a.m. returned to Hotel Chevron, to pick Vice President Osmeña and we drive to the dock. Boarded the President Coolidge. I was given cabin 207. The Vice-President 208. At 11:30 a.m. General MacArthur and his staff arrived to bid us good trip. The ship sailed at 1 p.m. An Australian destroyer escorted us.