Routine bombing front and rear. Dull activity on tront and sporadic reconnaissance. General King now has many fake artillery posItions to lure the Nips. Since getting fake artillery positions on Bataan, Nip bombing has damaged very few of our artillery positions thus wasting their bombs on our false positions. False positions consist of moving our real artillery after they have blown out front cover, to new location up front and then setting dummy bamboo cannons in old positions and firing some powder from the old position to induce the Nips to bomb it. This ruse has worked persistently. G-2 reports that enemy permitting US civilian internees to set up their own laundries at Santo Tomas in Manila.
Achille C. Tisdelle
(March 17, 1909 -- April 30, 1986) , Major, U.S.A., 26th Cavalry, Philippine Scouts. Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Edward P. King on Bataan. P.O.W. in Japan, 1943-45.All Posts