Clara L. Mueller

Clara L. Mueller

Clara L. Mueller Fensch (November 16, 1901 -- December 11, 1989), 2nd Lieutenant, Army Nurse Corps; served in Bataan, Corregidor; P.O.W. in Santo Tomas, Manila.

Dec. 8, 1941

woke early & listened to news on Radio, Pearl Harbor had been attacked. ie were at war c Japan. Peggy & 2 rode to PX

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March 31-April 7, 1942

On Mar 31 & April 7 Little Baguio hospital was bombed. Two nurses, Misses Hozen & Paliner had shrapnel wounds minor injuries. Sgt. Spielhofer lost

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April 8, 1942

The last few days in Bataan there were many admissions of malaria & sane dysentery. Surgical wards were one crowded with medical cases. A few

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April 17-21, 1942

When we heard the shelling on the outside usually directed at the batteries we would soon receive the casualties. Bombs dropping on the Malinta Hill

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April 9-25, 1942

There was no more news from Bataan Gen’l King who surrendered to the Japanese was not again heard from. Later at Sta Tomas we learned

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April 26-May 4, 1942

Chaplain Wilcox desk outside civilian lateral. Playing 500 Punimy with Helen Hennessy, Catherine Nan. Conrado, little Filipino boy from Mariveles Miss Nan’s charge. Walking to

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May 5-8, 1942

The evening of May 5 we were all told to get dressed, that the Japanese were already on the island. All army nurses slept in

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May 9-10, 1942

On May 9 Japanese put note in Japanese writing on curtain of nurses lateral evidently saying to “keep out” but still Japanese would came in

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