December 27, 1941 

Moved to A.F. Hq. Rest of detached officers there. Japs did quite a bit of bombing. Don’t know how things are going up north, holding I guess. Air Force headquarters was at a newly-established camp at Signal Hill on southern Bataan, where flying officers with no current assignments were assembled.  0

December 24, 1941 

Raided Port Area today. Started to evacuate all Air Corps troops from this vicinity. Blew up Nichols. Spent Xmas eve getting things ready to go myself. Took off about 11:00p. The personnel of the Far East Air Force were ordered to move to Bataan peninsula. All MacArthur’s forces were being evacuated to Bataan for a last-ditch resistance until the arrival …