Fri. the 13th, this is three in a row. No bad luck though. Rations cut again, food situation bad. Diet is chiefly rice, bread and gravy to go with it, once in a while some meat or other food, not often though.

Burns memory slipped: this was not the third Friday 13th in a row in January the 13th was a Wednesday. As against prewar rations of 70.9 ounces, the Americans on Bataan were now cut back to between 14.54 and 19.32 ounces, a starvation level.

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