About Anonymous Japanese Soldier in Palawan

About the author: Anonymous Japanese Soldier in Palawan refers to an unidentified Japanese soldier in Puerto Princesa, Palawan at the time American POWs were massacred on December 14, 1944. POW’s had been sent on August 1, 1942, from Cabanatuan and Bilibid Prison to build and maintain a Japanese airfield in Palawan.

About the diary: The Philippine Diary Project contains two entries, December 15, 1944 and January 9, 1945, as quoted in a Historynet article, American Prisoners of War: Massacre at Palawan, which states that the diary was “left behind in the camp.”