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February 2nd, Monday

Routine bombings front and rear areas. Our patrols are able to thrust forward beyond the lines 3 to 4 kms thru entire front and spot Nip troop concentrations. They are giving us information from the ground although bombing of our installations continued. Lieut. Grady, courier, took maps to Captain Steigler at Cabcaben, our beach defense officer. Maps to be used in connection with the coordination of fire from the ground when the Nips attempt landing at Lamao-Cabcaben area. Everything has been against us since war started. We could coordinate fire from mortar batteries and Corregidor to much better advantage if the batteries had shrapnel rounds. The armor-piercing 12-inch shells are not very effective on light material and personnel.