Charles C. Statler
14 planes took off at approx 0700. Bombed Appari [Aparri] airfield. Second strike launched at 1300. Bombed Clark Field area. Set several big fires.
Strike Luzon Northern end. Bad weather again. Cold and rainy. First strike took off at 1045. Hit shipping. Set 10 ships afire.
Lingayen Air Strip. New planes—TBM3s.
Sank 2 DDs or CLs [light cruisers], 3 freighters, and damaged several others. Heavy AA.
Manila Bay. Hit enemy shipping. Sank several. At least 40 or more ships were sunk by our whole Task Force. Heavy AA.
Hit convoy in Ormoc Bay. We sank 2 DDs, 2 Aks, 1 AO [oiler]. Several others damaged.