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Achille C. Tisdelle

Achille C. Tisdelle

(March 17, 1909 -- April 30, 1986) , Major, U.S.A., 26th Cavalry, Philippine Scouts. Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Edward P. King on Bataan. P.O.W. in Japan, 1943-45.

February 1st, Sunday

We have rigged up 100-pound aerial bombs in bamboo tripods in beach areas concealed to look like fish traps. Fuse set at “O.” Since we

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February 2nd, Monday

Routine bombings front and rear areas. Our patrols are able to thrust forward beyond the lines 3 to 4 kms thru entire front and spot

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February 3rd, Tuesday

Routine bombing front and rear areas. Col Duckworth and Col Glattly are both very much concerned about the increase in malaria. Malaria is beginning to

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February 4th, Wednesday

Routine bombing front and rear. Bataan front inactive. Submarine came into Corregidor last night bringing some supplies. However, submarine cannot carry much.

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February 5th, Thursday

Routine bombing front and rear areas. Major Warren Clear out in sub for Australia, but he had to leave most of his luggage including President

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February 6th, Friday

Routine bombing front and rear areas. Some of our men show definite signs of intense nerve fatigue. Others are getting used to the constant bombing.

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February 7th, Saturday

Front inactive, routine bombing front and rear. Fire from Cavite on our forts continued. Men definitely showing signs of enervation and loss of weight.

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February 8th, Sunday

Routine bombing front and rear. Light patrol activity on the Bataan front. Fire from Cavite continues. Second month of war. Generals King and Moore sat

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February 9th, Monday

Routine bombing as usual. About 1000 hours our 4 P-40’s returned from reconnaissance missions to land at Cabcaben Field. Almost at the same time they

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February 10th, Tuesday

Routine bombing. Report Don Isidro sunk on way to Corregidor from Cebu with much needed supplies. Hope that Don Esteban will be able to get

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February 11th, Wednesday

Routine bombing front and rear. Dull activity on tront and sporadic reconnaissance. General King now has many fake artillery posItions to lure the Nips. Since

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February 15 Sunday

Likewise. Shelling from Cavite on harbor defenses is increasing in intensity. Shelling continued steadily from 1600 hours to 1900 hours and again from 2000 hours