Hager was in today. He’s shot through the hip and thigh; also Hylton and Hinson. It is a League of Nations on this boat. Hagen from Idaho; Hinson from Texas; Hylton from Virginia; Passanante from Philadelphia; Donegan, New Jersey; Stanton, Ohio; Byers, New Mexico; and I’m from San Francisco; Doc Angell, Detroit. Looks like we won’t arrive in Australia on time.
William A. Fairfield
(? — October 1975), Engineering officer for the 19th Bombardment Group, Clark Field, Pampanga. Evacuated to Australia on the SS Mactan, 1942.All Posts