April 7, 1942

Maj Swanson, Lts Nardini & Langdon (USN) Lt Rose arrived to Lelpant. All in confusion. 4700 is census & they are turning in by the batallion. The M.R.R. has broken & the troops are falling back. Hosp 1 again bombed apparently intentionally this time. Some 50 pts killed. Hospital emptied & transferred here. The patients coming in are half starved and a pitiful looking sight. There is no justice in this sort of thing. We are definitely folding up, it is no longer possible to get records on patients as we now have about 6000.

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