Philip T. Fry

Philip T. Fry

Colonel, U.S.A. Commanded the 57th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, from Jan. 21-28, 1942 when the he had a heart attack Last reported to have boarded transport for Formosa, August 11, 1942.

9th of April 1942

Day of the 9th Severe bombing and straffing of roads and areas all day. Amm. dumps active all day. Pappy explains continued aircraft activity. Night

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Tenth of April 1942

First appearance of Japanese soldiers. Nearly missed getting out. Assembly on Hdqts feeder road. Lose our general. Next seen in O’Donnell. March to O. Donnel

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Day of April 12, 1942

A blistering sun. Attempts at cleanliness and sanitation. Disease rampant, hunger. Thirst. Canteen of water priceless. Gen King and staff nearby. Pappy visits them. Filipino

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