William P. Oliver

William P. Oliver

(June 1, 1913 — October ?, 1944), 1st Lieutenant, US Army; P.O.W., perished on Arisan Maru in October, 1944.

31 May 1942

No detail chow still good. Moved to Tarlac Court house, Dys. a little better. Malaria again. Quinine ₱.80 each.

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1 June 1942

Some Birthday — did have field chicken for dinner with the 30th menu too. Once I could send a greeting to Mother on this day.

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2 June 1942

— In Court House at Tarlac. Quartered in Library Tarlac Bar Ass’n. Makeshift Bamboo Bed fairly comfortable. Chow good. Dys. better.

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3 June 1942

Tomorrow is M’s Birthday — We are to be ready to move back to O’Donnell today. Moved to O’D.

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4 June 1942

Moved on M’s Birthday to a camp near Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija. Roofs better than those at O’D. sidings better. Same sort of rice paddies. (Areas

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5 June 1942

Quartered with Miles & Dixon. Hill nearly die. Heavy rain — mud flows — hard to get to latrine. Chow fair. A little meat pump

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6 June 1942

— Dys seem better — I hope my prayer have been answered. At least I can thank God that I feel as well as I

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7 June 1942

Sunday — No church set up as yet. Have only missed a few days of reading a Chapter of Bible Daily & on Sundays I

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8 June 1942

Monday. Good squash soup as we got to M.H. Margarine was thick in Bottona Hurt grain carrying sack of rice 120 #. Rumors so good

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9 June 1942

Tues. Up early (66) to move hosp group. Movement stopped on the Road — ?? Daily menu — rice 3 times a day. Once home

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16 June 1944

At Cebu after a slow trip two men escaped or tried it. Cebu is a pretty place I would like to come here on peace.

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24 June 1944

Ashore 26 to Bilibid a fine hosp under Lt. Nog. IJA & our Navy Hosp from Cavite. [The diary ends here]

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