Corregidor did most of the firing last night. No shrapnel in hospital area so I stayed in bed. Looked like rain again this A.M., but didn’t. Same food today. Many are beginning to develop malnutritional edema. Everybody complains of weakness. Much artillery fire today with lots of shrapnel. Corregidor did more firing than for several days. Many heavy bombs dropped. Very heavy fire going on right now, but it is all Jap fire. Very hot today. No news of anything, not even a rumor. When the shells go overhead it sounds like a freight train going by. However, it is the shells one doesn’t hear that are likely to hit him.
Jack Arthur Comstock
(1914-1996). M.D., attending surgeon at Sternberg Hospital. Ward surgeon at General Hospitals No. 1 and No. 2 on Bataan. P.O.W. in Cabanatuan. Fort McKinley and Bilibid Prison.All Posts