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May 4, 1942

Terrific bombardment of Corregidor last night for about two intervals of 15 minutes. No return fire. Very heavy bombardment again this A.M. with Corregidor replying and much shrapnel all over hospital, especially R.N. Considerable fire right now. Rained hard this A.M. Everybody and everything got wet. Just a hint as to what the rainy season will be if we are still here. However, the Jap bigshots were here and more or less promised me would all be away in 2-5 days. By then I think they hope to take Corregidor. If not we may still be here for quite a while. Had a little caribou [carabao] for supper. Was not good, but was protein. Sure getting hot!