April 1, 1942

HQ, MIS, BATAAN   Awakened by "Photo Joe". Name given to Jap observation plane by Bataan boys is "Photo Joe". Leonie said: "That means bombing around 'brunch' time." Fred, usually more grim, said: "That also means deaths." Major Javallera who was O.D. said that there was continous artillery firing the whole night. "It must be..

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February 28, 1942

Bataan, HQ, MIS Non-stop bombing. Spent day going in and out of dug-out. If they bomb some more, I will not go to dug-out anymore. Hungry. A handful of lugao is not enough. We are fed like chickens and we live like rats --underground. Quarreled with Fred over the use of my towel. Silly thing...

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January 19, 1942 – Monday

Got up at 6 a.m. Shaved & dressed. Took launch Baler at 7 a.m. for Cabcaben. Arrived there 7:30 a.m. Lieutenant Monsod aide to General Francisco & Major Javallera came to meet us. Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Nieto, and Major Romulo were with me. We took the command car and proceed to General Francisco’s Command Post..

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December 30, 1941

Ft. McKinley, Command Post   Our division has been ordered to move to San Fernando, Pampanga. The general said that very heavy fighting continues on the northern front. Troops under Generals Capinpin, Stevens, Shalleck and Brower are fiercely resisting the enemy's full-dress attack. Meanwhile the enemy has increased intensity of his raids in Luzon. Local..

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December 23, 1941

Silang, Cavite Headquarters, 51st Division   Still no action. Troops ready in positions. Morale of men very high. Spent whole day running to a nearby foxhole every time Jap planes flew overhead. Several bombs dropped on grass field near ammunition dump but no damage done. Ate with Silang's parish priest. He gave me ham and..

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December 22, 1941

I had lunch at USAFFE HQ today with my friend, Sid Huff, and was surprised about his conversion from Lt. (SG) USN to Major US Army now Aide to Gen. MacArthur.  The latest info he gave me is about an armada of Japanese invasion ships heading for Lingayen Gulf.  Another enemy group is heading towards..

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November 17, 1941

The special Command and Gen. Staff Course (CGSC) in Baguio City that started last Sept. 1, graduated its students of Senior Army O's for assgmnts. to the ten Divisions being moblilized, after a two and a half months schooling conducted by USA O's Cols. Clifford Bluemel as Comdt., assisted by Clyde Selleck, William E. Brougher ..

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August 21, 1941

Our Q-Boat tactical training, AA firing drone targets towed by airplanes is going on as scheduled. All hands (Os & EMs) are required to man the .40 Cal. AA guns and fire like when we were at PMA during rifle markmanships. OSP policy is all hands are supposed to be capable of being AA gun..

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