The Philippine Diary Project
Just another day,, the 90th. Temperature 97.
No change, full moon last night. Inventory finished. Reading Mary Roberta Rinehart’s “The Album”.
Several nine-plane formations about 20,000 feet pouring In on Bataan and Corregidor areas. We have not seen one bit of offensive from American forces since
Not so much concentrated bombing activity toward Bataan today. Azuma and Tanaka celled for some supplies for Pasay School camp and said they would investigate
A strange Easter Sunday and homesickness magnified. Special dinner arranged today at five PM, with fried chicken and ice cream special order through the welfare
The Japanese Pharm. Haraota called to say that tomorrow they would come for a part of the property inventoried starting with the dental unit, X-ray
Phar. Haraota with two trucks arrived at nine All to haul away our property. No response from medical officers as expected, so they loaded equipment
Active bombing over Bataan. Not all planes return. High flying over Manila at two AM, but no action heard. Feel good news Is In the
Wakened at one AM with a heavy earthquake lasting nearly a minute. Thought it was bombing or heavy gun fire. Tremors again at two AM
Ominous news this All. They say Bataan has fallen and little wonder from the pounding it has been taking with no apparent opposition. Can it
Our 100th day under guard. What does the next 100 days hold for us? Little air activity now and the hours are long with no
Surprise bombing of Nichols Field at 10:00 this morning. Six bombs dropped in rapid succession, but the planes too high to see. Hangars set afire.
Sporadic Japanese flying. They say Bataan has fallen, yet terrific bombing was noted last night toward Olongapo. Guards over cautious that we don’t get any
Few planes out today. We continue to wait and wonder. Usual routine of walking and reading. Temperature around 97 each day. Not as hot as
Temperature 98, no air activity, and little interest in this sector. Finished reading “Raleigh’s i^den” by Fletcher. Excellent Carolina Revolution story.
No activity today. Temperature 99 so the hot season is on. Finished “The Crossing” by Churchill. Haven’t had a visit from the Japanese Navy for
Nothing doing here except the temperature going up to 101.5. Cooler last night. Finished “Not Without Peril” by Marguerite Allis.An early history of Vermont.
Very little plane activity. Corporal at the evening muster was irritated over officers and slapped Dr. Morgan because he didn’t have his shirt on. Although
Corporal cooled off this AM and is very courteous. Axe fell when Azura and Tanaka come at nine and said this place was to be
Azuma and Tanaka called to see that all was ready to transfer the rest of the property and see If we had any questions. Got
Japanese hauling away final dregs of Canacao. We are about packed up for the twenty-fourth. Three meals today and will take ten days supply of
Packing continued for moving and Japanese hauling away remaining property. Finished reading “Queed” by Harrison. Quite good after many years.
Azuma and Tanaka here saying part of us go tomorrow and the rest in a few days. Guess they want a party to get the
Full AM of baggage inspection by Japanese Navy officers, also inspecting their rooms. Confiscated flash lights, binoculars, batteries, helmets and gas masks. Cigarettes were excluded
No action today.. A Major called looking over electrical outlets and discussing his opinion of Americans for bombing hospital ships, etc. Lonesome without draft that
Busy piling food and other material in lobby Japanese came at ten Find began loading. Told us to keep ten days food, but we expect
Just waiting, no word on moving as any move will be bad. Finished “Walking the Whirlwind” by Bridget Knight and “This Above All” by Eric
No action regarding our move with no one calling. Will have to ask for food soon as they hauled all away except for ten days
No change. Poor old Corregidor is surely getting it.
Corregidor falls. My feelings to a new low. We are informed today that we move to Pasay on the 9th except the eight tubercular patients