About the author: Roland R. Birnn ( — July 4, 1942) , Army Air Corps Lieutenant,
His father was also a pilot: after the author’s death in 1942, Roland Birnn (Senior)
…volunteered for overseas service. During 1944-45 he commanded the Allied Air Forces Area Command, Foggia, Italy. He retired from the military in 1946.
About the diary: Published as “A War Diary by Lieutenant Roland R. Birnn,”
The entries reproduced in The Philippine Diary Project covers the author’s period of travel to, and service in, the Philippines, November 1, 1941 to