Carl E. Rice

Carl E. Rice

(1877 — 1950). Veteran of Spanish-American War; served in Immigration Service; Senior Administrative Assistant in the Manila Base Quartermaster Depot. Married to a Filipina, he was eventually interned in Santo Tomas.

Dec. 1, 1941

We are living at 1235; #1 Interior, Leveriza Street, Malate District, Manila, just off Harrison Park, the Yacht Club and Dewey Boulevard. We live in a

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Dec. 6, 1941

Received my checks from US yesterday; did not get released today as expected; many soldiers left this past week for the states as convalescents; also

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December 8th, 1941

Monday Morning—The Herald came out at daylight with an extra that Japs had bombed Pearl Harbor; we did not believe it till breakfast, then the

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December 9th, 1941

Great excitement, people trying to get out of the city; Bay full of ships, most near the breakwater where the Japs can have a good

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December 10th, 1941

Went back to work today at the old office. Fred Fink and Fred Lurhesen went with me. I was assigned to helping evacuate supplies, Maj.

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December 11 & 12, 1941

Rushing evacuation of warehouses, more air raids but no bombs in our locality. We are also busy loading trucks with supplies for firing lines.

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December 13, 1941

Transferred to main office, now at San Beda College; my reinstatement to the classified Federal Civil Service effective this date by order of Col Frank

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December 14-24, 1941

On night duty, answering phone, transmitting orders, and many other things to do, the Col is here most every night. We are sending out convoys

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December 25, 1941

Yesterday I was promoted to Senior Administrative Assistant at annual salary $3600.00. I am to be left behind with Wilson when the military personnel are

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Dec. 26 to 31, 1941

I have been issued a brand new car, Chrysler Sedan, 1942 model for my own official use; have a driver also; nights are now very

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Jan. 1 & 2, 1942

Today the 1st we were busy getting out the last convoy by lighter as the road to Bataan has been taken by the Japs. Col

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Jan. 3, 1942

Mr Wilson and myself tried once more to get to office as was a little important work to do and some records to remove. We

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Jan. 4, 1942

The boys and myself packed our clothes in barrack bag and haversacks, hid most of our food reserves and waited.

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Jan. 5, 1942

All day the Japs were rounding up Americans in trucks and taking them to Santo Tomas; the boys were out scouting, about 5pm they reported

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Jan. 1, 1943

No help in sight, food is getting hard to get. The Jap money is not worth so much now, the kids now bring home fifteen

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May 17, 1943

We all received notice to report to Santo Tomas May 17. I packed my barrack bag; I left about four hundred pesos P.I. money and

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July 2, 1943

Ellen was allowed to come inside to visit me about half an hour, Nena gave me a ten peso bill, but I don’t need it, as I

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September 24, 1943

Henry and Arthur came to visit me, family well. Charlie works days and could not come. They report food very high and Jap money very much inflated.

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Oct. 14, 1943

I went to work detail in Kitchen; I work in the “Gas House”, running the gas heater through which the hot water for the kitchen

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Oct. 30, 1943

borrowed 100.00 pesos from same source, on my Spanish War pension. I sent this money out to family by Mr. Duggleby, in charge of outside

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