About the author: Herbert E. Evans. Sergeant, K Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, USAFFE. POW in the Philippines in Camp O’Donnell, Cabanatuan, and Los Baños then Nichols Field and Bilibid Prison, Manila. In 1954 he is mentioned as being affiliated with WRFD, Worthington, Ohio. In 1961 and 1962 he was mentioned as the President of People’s Broadcasting of Ohio, with the 1961 issue mentioning that,
Evans, who is the president of the National Council of YMCA’s, also served on the official board of several educational institutions.
By 1969, he is mentioned as “retired president of group broadcaster Nationwide Broadcasting Corp,” and “president of IAAB.”
About the diary: Typescript, titled Facts and Dates: Diary of Sergeant Herbert E. Evans, in U.S. National Archives, Record Group 407: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1905 – 1981, Diaries and Historical Narratives, 1940 – 1945, Diary of Sgt Herbert E. Evans, Company K, 31st Infantry.
The Philippine Diary Project contains the entries from September 4, 1941 to the author’s departure from Batan Island, Batanes, on October 6, 1944. The diary itself ends on August 26, 1945.