Diary of George C. Brundrett

6-7-44

6: a.m. Left Lesunge. Anchored at Davao. Quite a fleet in Gulf. 1-13-ship. 3 cruisers, or 6 destroyers – 6 sea planes – two tankers and several freighters. Where we are going is still unknown. Rumor has it that it is a 4 day trip. God, I pray it is a — any longer we will lose some men anyway probably. 1200 men in one hold. Of this 2200 ton ship. Well duck about 100 long an 50′ to 30′ wide. No one can lay down. A hell of a night. I slept partly on the boom. 6:00 p.m.  -—- Still in Davao Bay – Laying on leeword side of Samul Is. Conditions still same, but I am going to get some sleep to move on top of latrine. Two meals /day. Maybe we will leave before tomorrow –  Goodbye Mindanao.