Captured with General Blummel in command of remainder of 28th Material, 57th Inf., 31st Inf., 26 Cav. and mics. outfits. The Air Corps was under Lt. Col. Maverick and Lt. Col. Sewell. Will never forget the next few days – had been without adequate food for months and since evacuating front lines on 7th had only had one can of tomatoes and one can type “C rations.” We were marched almost to San Fernando and given a bowl of rice – At “Limay” and 50 officers were put in a wire enclosure with about 3000 Philippines – We had no shelter above and no hygienic place for toilet needs – the stink was terrible and we could not get water to drink.
Basil Jones Gilbert
(1911-1968), banker. Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, served in Bataan, P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.All Posts