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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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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April 15, 1942

The Japanese soldiers have left the hospital. None here. A Japanese soldier rapes our woman wd 6. Reported to Maj Sehizuchi (M.C.) who will have

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4-17-1942

American soldiers discipline has gone by the board. Have asked for Japanese guard to be posted in hospital for protection from our own people as

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4-17-42

American soldiers discipline has gone by the board. Have asked for Japanese guard to be posted in hospital for protection from our ow people as

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4-19-42*

Still have had no food brought in. Hating rice only is tantamount to starvation. Everyone is very hungry. We hope to be moved away from

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4-22-42

Last nite (Mess 4 & ward 14 shelled by 1550 from Corregidor. 5 pts killed 12 wounded. We all stay close to fox holes now

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5-6-42*

Corregidor capitulated tday & were we relieved. Purely personal but is doubtful if a more prolonged resistance would be warranted. Ed. Wern. & I have

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5-12-42*

Has been fairly pleasant since fall of Corregidor at least we don’t have to worry about being shelled. Still have nothing to eat but mouldy

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Oct. 7, 1942

This running account of events is being started at this time being a set of correlations of events extracted chiefly from the Diary of Lt.

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