December 28, 1941 

Sunday again. Moved again, now with 3rd Pursuit Sqd’n up in the mountains. Swell place. Lots of fresh water, clean at last. Wouldn’t mind staying here a long time.

Lt. Hank Thorne had moved his 3d Pursuit Squadron high up on the peak of Mount Mariveles, on the southern end of Bataan, 2 1/2 miles from the main road. Thorne and his men transformed the primitive site into a very comfortable camp, which they called Shangri-La because it was such a beautiful place. Many unassigned pilots from the 24th Group’s squadrons were staying there.