February 28, 1942

Rumors (are) that more NARIC employees will be taken to Fort Santiago. Most of my men are demoralized. The efficiency of the service is impaired. Nervous tension in the office prevails. Unson has not yet been released. Charges against him have not been specified. He was just arrested and detained. Nobody knows how long he..

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February 28, 1942

I left a gap in my diary. I stopped writing for a while, partly because of fear, partly because of lack of interest. I was afraid these notes would fall into the hands of the police who have been searching houses and persons. Besides, I also had my doubts on the point of the whole..

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February 28, 1942

Bataan, HQ, MIS Non-stop bombing. Spent day going in and out of dug-out. If they bomb some more, I will not go to dug-out anymore. Hungry. A handful of lugao is not enough. We are fed like chickens and we live like rats --underground. Quarreled with Fred over the use of my towel. Silly thing...

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February 28, 1942 

A year ago today I reported in to Hamilton Field. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then. Miss the good old days and the things I didn't use to like. General, smoking too much, before I get up in bed etc. never did before. Sqd'n has been cited for its activity..

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February 27, 1942 — Friday

Left Mr. Enrique Montilla’s house at Isabela at 10 a.m. for San Carlos, Oriental Negros. Arrived at Panubigan at 12 noon, where luncheon had been prepared in the rest house. Colonel Hilsman, Captain Mason and Captain Jones were waiting for us. Left Panubigan at 1:15 p.m. Arrived at the house of Juanito Ledesma at The..

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February 27, 1942

Corregidor Went to one of the coast batteries. Men were cleaning their guns. The officer in charge said the Japs would not try a frontal attack on the Rock. He also said that Corregidor could stand a six-month siege, as long as the water-tank is not destroyed. Our conversation was interrupted by an air-raid. Jap..

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February 27, 1942 

Flew a couple hours in evening. Recon to Subic Bay and Lingayen Gulf, not bad and I feel a lot better about the whole thing. Trying to send wires to Jean and the folks. Ears plugged up. Ordered on a reconnaissance of Lingayen Gulf, Burns took off at 5:05 pm from Bataan Field and squadron..

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