About the author: Philip H. Meier. According to a brief entry in the catalog of The Roderick Hall Collection of Books on Manila and the Philippines During World War II in Memory of Angelina Rico de McMicking, Consuelo McMicking Hall, Lt. Alfred L. McMicking and Helen McMicking, Executed in Manila, January 1945,
Captain Meier of the 21st Infantry Regiment (Philippine Army) died on the Enoura Maru in January 1945.
About the diary: The same entry above describes the diary, briefly, as,
A very detailed POW diary which includes some rosters and lists.