Up early, left for Cebu before daylight. Spent day there in Civilization [sic], it doesn’t seem possible, good food, no bombers. I felt like a kid with a new toy. Left for Del Monte, arriving at dusk.
Burns doesn’t indicate how he got down to Cebu and Del Monte, but he was probably a passenger in one of the Bamboo Fleet planes. However, according to Tony Bilek, a mechanic at Bataan Field, Burns flew down to Mindanao in one of the two P-35As at the field. If so, it must have been flown back to Bataan that evening, as the following afternoon both P-35As were on Bataan. One would also think that Burns would have described his experience had he been a passenger (in the baggage compartment) or the pilot.