April 5, 1942

Attack on Bataan is causing us a considerable amount of worry. Japs have pushed in against 41st and 21st Divisions and have pushed in some distance on left of II Corps front. P.A. troops are not holding well at present. Elements of Philippine Division—31st Infantry and 45th Infantry— have been ordered in to stop the advance. If they can’t stop it we will be in a bad fix on Bataan. No bombs here again today. Understand that 45 bombers of Japs have been moved down to assist at Moresby and adjacent ports. Certainly the air has been free of bombers here for past three days. Gen. Wainwright went to Bataan today to confer with Gen. King and others on defense against Jap attack now in progress. Have been very busy on papers all day today. Very little time out—even to take a smoke. Have to get up early in morning to broadcast Army Day program. It is due to go on here at 4:30 a.m.—which is 3:30 p.m. the day before in Washington.

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