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December 5, 1941 

On fifteen minute alert today. Could not get off field all day, left at 6 p.m. though. All kinds of stories around. Going to San Marcilinas [sic] soon, bad spot we are told.

This is the first reference I’ve ever seen that the 21st Pursuit was going to be assigned to San Marcelino field, on the west coast of Luzon. The 27th Bomb Group was to be assigned there too on arrival of their A-24s and apparently the 21st Pursuit was going to provide it protection. It was indeed a “bad spot.” The just -completed field lacked a water supply, nor did it have any facilities for maintaining aircraft.