April 8, 1942

Wednesday Off Alasasin Pt.

This has been a hectic day. It looks like the beginning of the end. The planes get nearer each day and this evening the word was received to get up steam and standby to get underway. Meanwhile Ft. Mills started shooting across our heads toward the Bataan lines. All night long our forces were obviously destroying equipment. It looks like evacuation from the Peninsula.

To top it off we had to send the doctor ashore to the hospital. He had an attack of angina pectoris – a terrible thing in a man so young. I hated to see him go, especially since he felt miserable, knowing his chances.

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