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Clinton S. Maupin

Clinton S. Maupin

(January 13, 1908 — October 2, 1977), Major, U.S.A.; M.D. assigned to Hospital No. 2, Bataan; P.O.W. in the Philippines and Manchuria.

Manila P.I. Dec. 8-41

December 8 — Upon appearing for breakfast at our comfortable? (Little did we realize at the time luxury in which we were living) Genl Luna

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December 9, 1941

About 2:00 A.M. was awakened by distant explosions & shaking of the building. Jumped from bed & ran outside. Explosions & gun fire from Nichols

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Feb. 2, 1942

We have a unit of graves registration with a cemetery near the hospital. Maj McCloskey & Maj Kazy are attached to us for rations. They

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Feb. 4, 1942

Representatives of Life Magazine here taking photographs all over hospital. Was in several with Col Van but don’t know if any will be published. Much

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Feb. 7, 1942

Lt Bakers P-40 crashed into 4 tree near hospital. Was severely burned about —– & hands but will be ok. They are really hard to

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Feb. 9, 1942

Big aerial dog fight over hospital today. 6 P-40’s returning from photographic mission met by several Japanese planes. We are supposed to have downed 6

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February 13, 1942

Bombing of Cabcaben dock area today with incendiary bombs. Many civilians who had no business there were nearly including children woman were killed & maimed.

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February 20, 1942

Singapore has fallen after less than a week of fighting. They couldn’t take it. Much disgust and resentment over American troops landing in Ireland &

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February 23, 1942

Wedding anniversary today. Not much of a way to celebrate it. Horse meat & carabao which is some different from the chicken on the last

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April 6, 1942

For the past week there has been much bombing of the rear areas. Many AA shells exploding around hospital. Wounded coming in rapidly. The big

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April 7, 1942

Maj Swanson, Lts Nardini & Langdon (USN) Lt Rose arrived to Lelpant. All in confusion. 4700 is census & they are turning in by the

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April 8, 1942

Over 1500 admissions today. The firing is quite near now. It won’t be long now. Eddie Wernitznig & some of his detach came in today

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April 9, 1942

Have been near phone all nite & last we hear the nurses have not passed hospital no 1. They were held up by the demolition

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April 10, 1942

Slept very poorly last nite. Today a solid procession of Filipinos go thru the hospital carrying belongings babies etc. Many leave the hospital. Our census

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April 12, 1942

Japanese have moved in artillery around the hospital & are firing at Corregidor. The return fire occasionally sends fragments into our area. Hope that Corregidor

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