Skip to content

May 3, 1942

Another hot day mixed with dust, flies, weariness, and falling shrapnel. Artillery duel started at about 8:00 A.M. and went on till noon. Shrapnel like hail in lower part of hospital, especially around Receiving Office. We kept to
our fox holes, Food unchanged, except we tried vinegar on our rice. I didn’t like it and it made my stomach burn. Everybody else thought it an improvement. Many rumors, but none as to when we leave. It is rumored that Russia has declared war on Japan, that England and America bave invaded France, and that Tokyo has been declared an open city, and that we have air superiority in the southern Pacific. Everybody getting a little weak. Caught and killed another caribou [carabao]. one doesn’t do much for 1600 people.