13 Feb. ’45

The enemy approaches closer and closer; concurrently, we cannot cope with the enemy’s concentrated fire. Positions and houses are either destroyed or burnt.

It is estimated that the enemy is using about three Divisions composed of Americans, Australians, and Filipinos.                    

Artillery shells made several direct hits on the Headquarters. The confused fighting is spreading. We are being encircled by the enemy.

9 Feb. ’45

“No water”, we cannot use the water from the water main. Quenched my thirst with muddy water. The enemy motorized unit approaches –We will withdraw to the Headquarters. Two men will remain for observation.                  

— At midnight, the two men left behind also were forced to withdraw due to the unceasing fierce rain of shells.