About the author: Leo Arhutick (July 4, 1919 — July 29, 2009?). Bay County, Michigan: a county online database has the following:
Arhutick, Leo;;1942Aug11;WWII;Bay City;POW Japan, 1942, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Arhutick, 314 S. Sherman
The Pacific POW Roster has the following:
ARHUTICK LEO,PFC,7030276,AC,24 Purs Gp 17 Purs Sqn,MI,617,Tottori,,Tok-05B-Niigata,,
Ari Enrique,PVT,10303003,CE,14th Eng Regt (PS),7,,,46.03.31,FOD,,Tablets of the missing
About the diary: Identified only as L. Arrutick (Arhutick), Corporal, 17th Pursuit Squadron.