February 10, 1942 

Went back to camp for a while today. Most of officers at flying field now, wish I was there. Quiet day. Lost quite a few good men on this last trip to Quin. Pt. Rumored Japs withdraw.

The 21st lost six killed and an undetermined number wounded, as against 74 killed and 234 wounded for the Scouts. This day it was relieved of its duties and went into bivouac at Kilometer Post 184.7, with the sister 34th Pursuit taking over the Quinauan beach defense from them. In the bivouac area, Gen. George paid Dyess a visit and informed him that the 21st was being assigned to Bataan and Cabcaben fields. Leo Golden, Gus Williams, and Johnny McCown were sent to Bataan Field ahead of other pilots. Pilots from the other squadrons previously flying from the two fields were to remain there, attached to the 21st Squadron, now administratively responsible for George’s small flying detachment. 

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