Hiroshi Horikoshi

Hiroshi Horikoshi

Imperial Japanese Army interpreter; a civilian employee with a rank equivalent to first lieutenant, attached to the 65 Bde HQ at Baguio, and on detached service as interpreter in Northern Luzon.

8 May 1942

At sea — DAMORTIS (Evening). Last night, I heard of the fall of CORREGIDOR and felt encouraged. Were scheduled to enter LINGAYEN Harbor in tie

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9 May 1940

At 9:40, we caught a three-coach gasoline train in front of DAMORTIS Station, bound for MANILA. All the other passengers were soldiers. On the way,

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10 May 1942

By communicating with ths Line of Communications Office, got a passenger ticket to go by train tomorrow to the force to which I am attached

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11 May 1942

Went to MANILA Station to get the DAMORTIS train. Besides the military, FILIPINOS with certificates, in general, are permitted to ride.

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13 May 1942

DAMORTIS — BAGUIO. Clear. Had breakfast at a nearby ration issuing place. While I was lying down, a message came from the Line of Communication

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14 May 1942

Major TAMAKI took us to see Lieutenant—General NARA, but when we saluted without saying anything, he lectured us about not having learned how to greet

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15 May 1942

In the evening, as Warrant Officer MATSUDA called, I went to the liquor place on the floor below and found him drinking SAKE in company

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16 May 1942

At the outbreak of the war, when the JAPANESE shops were closed, all the merchandise was looted, but now just the reverse has occurred, and

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17 May 1942

BAGUIO. This group went on mopping-up operations in the BONTOC region.— About 40 kilometers distant, remnants of defeated troops are agitating, and recently, four wireless

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18 May 1942

BAGUIO. Today NARA Group invited about 70 people, BAGUIO FILIPINOS and a small number of JAPANESE sympathisers to the Group Commander’s official residence (General House)

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19 May 1942

BAGUIO. This evening at tho official residence of Lieutenant-Colonel MATSUNAGA, senior staff-officer, a dinner party was held under the auspices of the senior Chief of

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20 May 1942

Orders were issued for me to go tomorrow with Second Lieutenant KITAO, of the Staff Section for a week, to negotiate the surrender of the

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23 May 1942

BONTOC. With Second Lieutenant KITAO, visited a captured AMERICAN chaplain, NOBLE. Was surprised that AMERICAN missions were so thorough as to have fine churches over

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