Lohr

Lohr

Identified only as Capt. Lohr. P.O.W. in Camp O’Donnel, Tarlac, during the period the diary was written.

April 1, 1942

American transport are reported to he in the Philippine waters now. Perhaps they’re here now, ’cause at 10:00 a. m. last March 31st they left

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April 2, 1942

There was a slight air raid this noon here in Lamao and Limay. One Japanese bomber was destroyed by our anti aircraft in Lamao. It

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April 4, 1942

The Japanese are trying hard to take Bataan. There are planes dominating the skies of this unfortunate Bataan province. Artillery shells reaching now as far

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April 5, 1942

At about 2 p.m. Japanese barges come again. They shelled the bay area of Limay and Lamao going northward. Perhaps they’re now attempting to make

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April 6, 1942

Early at dawn Japanese over Pampanga to Cavite made there activities of fire crackers and flares more active this day. Also their artillery’s and Air

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April 7, 1942

Japanese forces have advanced to north of Limay. Everybody in the sector become lonesome about our bad situation. We were all at alert and ready

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April 8, 1942

Retreating forces is continous. The Japanese still continue there gains of territories. Planes continue dropping dbomb at us. We are preparing for order to retreat.

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April 9, 1942

This was the day of our Surrender to the Japanese. Oh, how plenty and strong they are? There’s no question about their might. They were

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April 13, 1942

Personal Diary here in our Prisoners Camp, Camp O’Donnell, Tarlac. At 5:00 p.m. we arrive here in O’Donnell camp all walking from Capaz [Capas], Tarlac,,

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April 14, 1942

I wake up feeling weak and exhausted in strength. Given 2 rations of small lugao this day. We were organized to Companies. I am in

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April 15, 1942

Condition of the day is fair. We cleaned our barracks and its surroundings this morning. I still feel weak due to the little rations we

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April 16, 1942

Condition as usual. Ration the same, that is 3 time a day of ball camote and rice, Little work about improvement of sanitation arround barracks.

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April 17, 1942

Ration as usual. Water the greatest problem we have here in the camp. I took a bath this morning when I went to take water

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April 18, 1942

The temperature early this morning was biting. It was very cool. This noon it is fair and this afternoon windy and cloudy. 3 men were

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April 19, 1942

this day is as usual. We wake up early for physical checking and prepared for inspection. But the inspecting officer failed to come. We ate

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April 20, 1942

I did not sleep well last night. This day is very warm. I could’nt rest and was not able to have a nap at all.

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