February 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1912

Taking in city and carnival. Had fine time at carnival. Large and enthusiastic crowds. Took in Walled City which was built in the 16th century as a protection against the Moro pirates, by the Spanish. Don’t know when we will get to work on machine as hangars are not yet built. Change of quarters.


February 4, 1912

Arrived Manila early morning. Went into dock about 7:30 a.m. Left transport at 9:00 a.m. and took carimetta [carromata] to Signal Corps post. Very pretty city. Fine quarters. Met several Signal Corps boys I knew. Annual carnival in progress. Big doings. Witnessed parade and aeroplane flight made by Lee Hammond, Baldwin aviator. Expect to go to Ft McKinley tomorrow. Native are queer set, wearing scarcely any clothes; women smoke same as men in the streets. Very shiftless.


December 1-27, 1911

On duty as clerk in San Antonio. Ordered to Philippine Islands with aeroplane. Left post 27th via Southern Pacific. Arrived Frisco 30th. Kintzel left in Tuscon, Arizona. Arrived Sunday morning. Took in city and came to Fort McDowell in evening.