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January 2, 1942 

Got a break today–had a low overcast and the bombers couldn’t see anything to hit. They were there, though. Our Sqd’n is not far from here, tomorrow we go back. Light rain this evening.

Dyess had received orders the day before to abandon Lubao Field, which was now almost on the front lines, the Japanese only a few miles away, moving into Bataan. He led his non-flying personnel in a truck convoy early that evening for their new bivouac area, on the southern tip of Bataan near Mariveles.