About Clarence Shearer

About the author: Clarence Shearer, Pharmacist’s Mate, U.S. Navy, detained in Old Bilibid prison, Manila, which served as a P.O.W. prison camp.

About the diary: Dairy entries from June 3 to 29, 1942 were also included in the edited manuscript of “Carry On” by James M. Robb (with introduction by Jannis Robb Garred and Allison Robb Marks) found in the Stanford Digital Repository (the story of the manuscript itself is told in a 2016 feature article, Lost and Found). Diary excerpt for July 28, 1942 in the HistoryNet feature, In the Company of Ghosts.