April 6, 1942

HQ, Bataan     More men retreating, more stragglers, the rear area has become the front. Japs keep on following their gains, bombing, shelling, blasting, burning, shooting, bayoneting. They have been waiting for this hour. Blood is flowing freely... Evacuee area is a most pitiful sight. Saw women and children gathered around the cinders of..

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February 26, 1942

Corregidor Malinta   Had a nice luncheon with Mr. Roxas, Romulo, Razon, Baby Vargas, and Manny de Leon. We "swiped" some of the chickens in Mac's house and fried it. We ate at the chalet beside Mac's bungalow which is being used by Mr. Roxas and Romulo as sleeping quarters. It was so warm and..

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January 28, 1942

HQ, MIS Bataan   Gap in western sector widening. Japs penetrating Segundo's line in force. 1st regular division in wild retreat. Hell has broken loose in this area. Many dying, dead. No reinforcements can be sent to bridge gap. No more reserves. 1st regular given up for lost. Japs following successes slowly, surely, cautiously. USAFFE..

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January 14, 1942

HPA (HQ, Philippine Army) Bataan, Mariveles.   Will sleep here tonight as it is too dark to return to our command post. This is a nice place, like a picnic ground. No fighting here, practically no work, except hiding in dug-outs when bombers fly above and waiting for assignment to other units as need for..

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