Warren A. Wilson

Warren A. Wilson

Medical Corps, assigned to General Hospital No. 2 on Bataan. He became the third and last American senior medical officer at Bilibid Prison, Manila, on December 13, 1944.

October 15, 1944

Cabanatuan. Notified by Med Hq this date that I am Sr Officer on a special detail of 10 officers and 65 EM for local detail apparently

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October 16, 1944

Inspection all day – foot lockers this AM and mussette bags and personal gear in the PM. We were all scheduled (Main draft and my

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October 19, 1944

After several unsettled days we left this AM. This is the 3rd draft out this week and 6 officers and myself were ordered to come

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October 21, 1944

My other 3 officers and 65 EM. The Japanese ordered room made for us and we were put in Bldg. #5 with the pharmacists mates.

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October 30, 1944

For over a week we have set here doing nothing. There is occasional air raid or alert, average one about every 5 days. Food is

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October 31, 1944

The Navy Staff are kind enough to work with us for two days, so that we may learn our new duties and the involved amount

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November 2, 1944

Things  are shaping up slowly but with this large draft there are many problems, innumerable people of all ranks stop me every 10 feet and

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November 3, 1944

There  has been much criticism of the mess as to theft, quality, efficiency, etc.We have 18 EM on duty and must use patients on draft

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November 4, 1944

Altho woolen clothes were issued to the three groups of the draft yesterday, there is still no date of departure set. I requested that Com

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November 5, 1944

Air raid this morning about 8:00. This holds up work as even duty personnel must stay in nearest Bldg. when the bell is ringing. Air

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November 6/7, 1944*

[*Note: In the manuscript this entry is dated November 9, 1944, but it is followed by November 8, 1944 and then November 9, 1944. This

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November 8, 1944

In AM, moved 27 field officers from Bldg. #13 to #18 and sent 30 Las Pinas draft in exchange. This relieves some “strain” but much

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November 9, 1944

Someone broke into Med Supply during the night, by cutting thru the screen of window to right of entrance Bldg. # 7, and stole a 1000

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November 11, 1944

Conducted Saturday AM inspection and found hospital in good condition. Was slightly embarrassed because of the fact that several ranking officers 5 of whom were

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November 12, 1944

Requisition for non-RC medicine and supplies for December and January being typed today. Captain Gochenour reports two adult pigs on critical list which I reported

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November 13, 1944

Shakedown of entire compound immediately after AM tenko and small amount of rice obtained in various Bldgs. A. R. at about 8:00 AM which continued

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November 14, 1944

Alert all night and raid at 7:35 AM which continued to 3:30 before going back to alert. Work was held up again somewhat but even

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November 15, 1944

After staying on alert all night and up until 3:05 PM we  had “all clear”. (no air activity) The officers began to arise about 4:00

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November 16, 1944

Wd.# 11 to be vacated completely. 39 patients were transferred to Wd. #4 & 27 well patients to Bldg. #13 (They are part of 69

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November 17, 1944

Attached three officers this morning and moved them into officers quarters. Major Raymond McKinley Williams, MC, who has been assisting in the Attending Surgeon’s office

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November 19, 1944

Air raid alarm at 5:30 AM but little activity occurred. We were confined inside until late in the afternoon. A detail of 71 chronics arrived

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November 20, 1944

Awakened by Mr. Schwizer at 5:00 AM as the detail plans were changed and they were to leave at 6:00 AM. After seeing detail off,

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November 21, 1944

Air raid alarm at 4:25 AM changed to alert at 12:30 PM. No activity, but guards increased in compound and much moving about from 2:00

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November 22, 1944

Still on alert. Bldg. #18 personnel moved to Bldg. #11 this morning by Japanese order as they are moving Japanese personnel in #18 and requested

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November 23, 1944

Front of stoves caved in this morning. This was inevitable and have spoken to Japanese about 3 times. They report that they have no cement

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November 24, 1944

Over 4000 letters are being censored and 1000 were distributed today. I received one of June 16, 1944, indicating my uncle’s death. Captain Nogi came

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November 25, 1944

A.R. with definite activity at 7:45 AM and lasted to 6:30 PM when we went on alert. This held up work all day even to running

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November 26, 1944

Alert from yesterday lasted until 2:00 PM today when “all clear” sounded. Many minor items of administrative nature to deal with. Main business was pay

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November 27, 1944

Have had laryngitis for 21; hours, but am able to continue working. There are some repercussions on pay, but in general it is very popular, as

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November 28, 1944

One pkg. Manila whites @ P1.35 ea. issued by commissary. Also 5 bulbs garlic and l prem can of salt per man. This amounted to

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