George C. Brundrett

George C. Brundrett

(June 25, 1911 — July 4, 1945). Captain, US Army. P.O.W. at DAPECOL (Davao Penal Colony) and Cabanatuan.

6-5-44 11 p.m.

Told to-nite we are leaving Dapecol am in Co. #1. Leading at 3:00 am in the morning. Am packed and ready hope I got my

Read More »

6-7-44

6: a.m. Left Lesunge. Anchored at Davao. Quite a fleet in Gulf. 1-13-ship. 3 cruisers, or 6 destroyers – 6 sea planes – two tankers

Read More »

6-8-44 7:00 a.m.

Still in Davao Gulf. A hell of a night. Planes flew all night. 1237 Men. Boat Stastics – 1237 Prisoners on well dice. 6. Toilets

Read More »

6-9-44 – 6:00 a.m.

Still anchored in Davao harbor. Some one stole three cans of food from Wayne last night. Wish we could catch the thief. I believe we

Read More »

6-11-44 – 6:00 a.m.

Still in Davao Harbor. This boat is really a squirrel Cage. One old geezer crapped all over everything last night. He came to the crapp

Read More »

6-13-44 -3:00 a.m.

Weighed Anchor & still hugging coast line of Mindanao. 700 to 900 Nips in att. hole. No wonder our crowded conditions. (Note-forward gun mount reputed

Read More »

6-27-44 6: a.m.

Still in the hole of this coal tub in Manila bay. We don’t know when or where we are going. 20 days without a bath.

Read More »

Friday 9-1-44

Another month now started. We hope we will see something this month here. Another detail is supposed to go out this week they asked for

Read More »

Sunday – 9-3-44

Well, I am in the dysentery ward with amoebic. What will happen next. Two more details went out of here. Some 400 men. Putnam &

Read More »

Mon – 9-4-44

I now have Edema – my legs are swelling something terrible. They say that it is due to lack of proteins. We certainly are in need

Read More »

Thurs – 9-7-44

Good News – Sigfried line crossed by Americans. Rumor has it that another 1000 men scheduled to leave hope. My legs are still swelling badly.

Read More »

Mon. Sept. 11, 1944

I hit the Jackpot Sat. I got three letters. One from Dixie Lee, Valree, and Mother. All the boys here got quite a kick out

Read More »

Tues. Sept. 12, 1944

Happy birthday Dixie I sepnt to-day working out a little cassava flour and grinding a little corn meal and delousing. I hope to spend it

Read More »

Wed. Sept. 13, 1944

This picture of Dennis and mother is beautiful. God, I pray that this thing will be over soon, and I can go home to them.

Read More »

Mon. Sept. 18, 1944

Another week started –Rumors are slow. Nothing from Europe lately. I am still in dysentery ——. Start stools today. Orta, Easley, Mitchell & Agualter came

Read More »

Thursday 9-21-44

Today is a red letter day. I saw American planes over. More than 100 flew over this a.m. at 9:30. Came back over at 10:30.

Read More »

Friday Sept. 22, 1944

More planes today –saw 1 Nip that down yesterday and two of our planes straffed the airfield here. We saw about 400 planes yesterday, and

Read More »

Sunday, Sept. 24, 1944

Well, we got another, cut in our rations, but we have expected that, also our commissary prices have more than doubled and triphed [tripled] this

Read More »
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin