Arthur L. Shreve

Arthur L. Shreve

(July 16, 1897 — March 12, 1969) Colonel, Field Artillery, US Army.

April 3rd 1942

Things look rather black. The attack which has been building up has been launched net the 2nd Corps front and, as was expected, has its

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April 5th 1942

I have just returned from an inspection trip up the west side. All of the truck parks, Gas dumps, all ammunition and ration dis. points.

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April 7th 1942

Gen. Funk went to the rock to confer with Gen. Wainwright last night. His mission I know. Gen. King has had a terribly hard decision

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April 9th 1942

Ed Williams (Col. F.A.) and Marshal Hurt (Maj. Inf) went forward at 2:30 with the white flag. We have surrendered. I am of course anxious

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April 10th 1942

This morning after breakfast, we were put in cars. Our baggage limited to 2 pieces was put in trunks and all takento Hosp. # 1.

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April 18th 1942

We arrived here, O’Donnell, Tarlac province about 3:30 or 4:00 A.M., April 11th. It is an uncompleted P.A. Camp which has been both looted and

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May 1st 1942

Conditions have improved & little, Mainly due to our own efforts, the food has been improved by the issue of a little wheat flour. Some

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May 6th 1942

Corregidor has fallen and our flag is hauled down in the Philippines, We feel or at least hope that we will be treated better now

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13 December 1944

The detail of 1619 officers, men and civilians were assembled early this morning with their equipment. Our destination was plainly Japan. Each officer had been

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14 December 1944

At about 7:00 AM a meal was served which corresponded to the evening meal before. The ration of water was particularly short. The men who

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15 December 1944

Shortly after daybreak we were notified by the Japanese that we would be permitted to abandon the ship but we were also told that we

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20 December 1944

We have now been on the tennis court for five days, during this period we have been issued three level mess spoons of uncooked rice

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23 December 1944

Repeated protests to the Japanese authorities that several men who had been injured during the sinking, and some affected with diseases for which we had

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24 December 1944*

*In the source material online, written as “23 December,” but appearing between entries for 23 and 25 December; the Philippine Diary Project assumes this is

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25 December 1944

We have been reunited with the remainder of the group which we now find was in Cine Building in San Fernando. Yesterday morning we were

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26 December 1944

At about 4:00 AM we were awakened and an issue of rice balls was made. Of the entire detail, I imagine that about only about

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27 December 1944

We were waked very early this morning, long before daybreak, and marched about a quarter of a mile to a pier where we were forced

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