William H. Montgomery

William H. Montgomery

(1907-1991) Captain, U.S. Army. Served in the Philippines from September, 1941, received battlefield commission. POW, 1942-1945.

April 1, 1942

It was the last evening in March of 1942 and our little corner of Bataan Penlnsula wasn’t exactly a health resort. In most localities the

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Friday April 3, 1942

117 days “Good Friday” It is and Tojo is taking advantago of It. One bombing with our breakfast and the shelling started soon after. We

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Sunday April 5, 1942

119 days. Eeater Sunday and I’m a sick child. My head is splitting and I’ve been running all night with dysentery. Mostly I’m just exhausted

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May 2, 1942

Like the man who brought the cat home by the tall we’ve had a great many experiences that will never become dim or remote. For

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Monday May 4, 1942

Yesterday the assigment was to patrol the water hole. The pumps can’t supply enough water for all purposes and most of the cooking is done

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