Dec. 9th, 1941

At 3:00 AM awakened by small arms fire shooting at enemy planes overhead. Considerable enemy aerial observation during the day. Nichols Field and Neilson airport came in for considerable bombing. Col. Clarke plenty scared and jittery.

[illegible] at McKinley. Left just at dark for DEL CARMEN, PAMPANGA. [illegible] that 80 transports landed at LINGUAYAN [Lingayen] BAY. Reached DEL CARMEN shortly after dawn. In bivouac (CP) in vicinity of sugar [illegible].

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