Fri. the 13th. Left the 71st’s C.P. in morning, returned to Sqd’n at field. Nice place, much better than sweating out alerts as we have been doing.
The evening before, Dyess and the men of the 21st Pursuit arrived at Bataan Field to formally take over flying operations. Dyess was now made Flying Detachment commander. Assigned as engineering officer was one of Dyess’ non-flying officers, 2nd Lt Leo Boelens, while 1st Lt Larry Parcher was being sent to Cabcaben with 80 of the