December 28, 1941 

Sunday again. Moved again, now with 3rd Pursuit Sqd'n up in the mountains. Swell place. Lots of fresh water, clean at last. Wouldn't mind staying here a long time. Lt. Hank Thorne had moved his 3d Pursuit Squadron high up on the peak of Mount Mariveles, on the southern end of Bataan, 2 1/2 miles..

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December 8, 1941

At 4:00 o'clock in the morning, on December 8, 1941, the ringing of the telephone woke me up, and as I went to answer it, I thought to myself, "It's another false alarm." It was an order to report to the field immediately. I quickly dressed and as I left I told Dorothy that it..

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January 1, 1942 

Reported that a few Japs had been in Manila and left. Don't know, though. Quiet day. Still with 3rd up in Mts. I'll bet folks at home are in a storm, worrying about us. Another group of four senior Pursuit pilots, these at Lubao, including 40-G Ben Irvin of the 21st Pursuit, joined Buzz Wagner--CO..

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