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, after tenko, things were again quiet. Many people had been talking to friends on the detail who reported bombing of Cabanatuan airport yesterday, considerable activity on raids and food holding..

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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 from Cabanatuan at tenko time (6:00 PM) to be 'boarded' overnight and they were put in Wd #11. At 7:00 AM all personnel had to be inside again altho we went..

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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 and will continue there. Major Edw. R. Wernitznig and Major Clinton Maupin, MC, are to be Asst Provost Marshalls. Had a conference with Captain Nogi and reported immediate need for 6..

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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 AM as the first 57 men of McKinley detail were to leave at 6:00 AM. After a baggage check, the first echelon left on time, followed by the second at..

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10-21-44

Air alert sounded at 0755; 0830 air raid alarm sounded. 0920 air raid secured - back on alert. At 1400 this date a draft  of medical officers and hospital corpsmen (92 in number) arrived from Cabanatuan. PERMENTER, Don 0., PhM2e, USN, and NOVAK, Lous, Jr., PhM2c, USN, were in this group, the remainder of this..

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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 detail) to leave at 2:00 AM tomorrow when all details were called off about 4:30 PM. Then this evening 190 men were asked to leave in the AM.

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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 Bilibid. The rest of this camp is being broken up and the majority sent to Japan, at least out of P. I. except an equal Medical detail (10 & 65) and..

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October 10, 1944

The Jap C.O.'s return heralded two details, one included 150 officers and again everyone thinks this camp is being closed out. We are afraid to believe otherwise -- just can't stand disappointment again. We believe the 400 who left here will join the detail already in Bilibid. I fervently hope there will be no more,..

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