4-22-44

Fifteen (15) patients admitted from prisoner work detail at Clark Field at 1000 this date. Four (4) patients admitted from Pasay at 1800 this date. One member of the Japanese Army Air detail confined in two brig for a period of 20 days by the Japanese upon the recommendation of the Senior Medical Officer.

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September 1, 1943

Japanese have made me one out of a few scraps of lumber and a shelter half. It helped keep the bed bugs off and [I] was more sleep able, certainly hated to part with it. But there was no alternative. A prisoner in this place is just doomed to suffer the thing out. It will..

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December 16, 1941

Lts. Brownwell, Crosby, Stone, and myself, all from the 17th Pursuit Squadron, were told to go back to Nichols, take over the 17th and reorganize it, and take charge of maintenance work at both Nichols and Nielson airfields. From all reports everything was pretty much of a mess at these places. Lt. Brownwell was the..

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December 13, 1941 

Light straffing attack on C.F. early, bombs an hour later. Left for Man. Arrived in time for raid, but it was on N.F. 54 ships. One bomb fell in city near us. They mostly missed N.F. but really cleaned out the barrio. Joe Cole and other 21st Pursuiters arrived with Burns from Clark Field during..

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December 12, 1941 

Arrived C.F. in time for raid--9 planes went directly overhead at about 2000'. Awful to hear bombs getting closer and nothing but a hole for protection. No pursuit in the air, are saving them until we have more. At about 10:30 this morning, 18 Japanese Betty bombers in two sections descended below the heavy overcast..

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December 12, 1941

The next morning Dorothy drove me to the Army and Navy Club where I was to meet the truck. Then came our first parting. Dorothy was trying not to cry, and I, with a lump in my throat and trying to keep my voice from quivering, was trying to cheer her up. That was a..

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December 11, 1941 

All day at Cabanatuan, no news from C.F. Been so long without food that I could hardly eat. Rested and wrote three letters, not happy ones, I'm afraid. Have a ride to C.F. tomorrow. Due to the heavy losses of P-40Es the first three days, USAFFE Headquarters this day ordered the pursuiters to "avoid direct..

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Thur. Dec. 11/41

The streets and roads leading out of the city were choked with people leaving. Some were in trucks; taxis, caratelas, calesas and some were just walking. The railways are jammed, and the buses and streetcars in the city are filled to overflowing. I do not know where all the people are going, and I fear..

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December 9, 1941

Some boys came to school, not knowing that classes had been suspended. The Fathers and the workers went to the seashore in the school bus to get sand with which to barricade the vestibule entrance with sandbags. A van came from Calamba with sacks and more sand from Pasay. It will take us more than a..

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