April 17-21, 1942

When we heard the shelling on the outside usually directed at the batteries we would soon receive the casualties. Bombs dropping on the Malinta Hill above the tunnel sounded as though they might crash right through. Electric
fan would stop & sometimes mirrors etc. would drop from the wall. Once a bomb dropped right in front of entrance (w) & left a large crater, which had to be filled in. The netting c green ribbons as camouflage above the entrance was finally all destroyed. April 17 order came thru by radio for my promotion to 1st Lt. Took oath April 21st in Gen’l Seak office.

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