February 4, 1942

They did not completely unload the Legaspi last night. About 4000 sacks of rice still remain unloaded tonight as we do not work during daylight hours. Too much danger of being bombed and having both ship and cargo lost. However, the sub was completely unloaded. She will be submerged today and will leave tonight. I wrote a letter home and hope it gets there.16 The sub is going directly to San Francisco so the letter should be in Faribault in less than a month.

It has been very quiet today—no action of any consequence on the front. The Japs are still holding forth on Quinauan Point but have been pushed back into a very small area and are being exterminated a few at a time. Now and then one tries to escape, or is sent as a messenger, for two have been captured trying to go north to the Jap lines. They have been filled full of lies about the treatment they may expect from the Americans, which probably accounts for their unwillingness to be captured. One officer and 26 men were buried at the foot of a cliff on Longoskawayan Point, having committed suicide there. Prisoners relate that they expect to be killed or sent to prison for life if they are captured. Imagine their relief when they are treated fairly. We are now planning to send out the Legaspi again, and possibly another ship to the south.

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