December 8, 1944

A few days ago, our Chief of Police surprised us with a strange action. He posted his officers at all intersections of Session Road—the Escolta of that locality—during rush hours, calling upon all the males to be present the following morning at the market place, equipped with tools for a day's voluntary service. Their residence..

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December 8, 1941

I will not forget this day as long as I live.  Although my Q-Boat was on "war footing" condition since last Nov. 27, the seriousness of its implications did not hit me till early today when I first heard the radio announcement of the Japanese surprise attack against the US naval and military facilities at..

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December 8, 1941

At 4:00 o'clock in the morning, on December 8, 1941, the ringing of the telephone woke me up, and as I went to answer it, I thought to myself, "It's another false alarm." It was an order to report to the field immediately. I quickly dressed and as I left I told Dorothy that it..

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December 8th, 1941

Monday Morning—The Herald came out at daylight with an extra that Japs had bombed Pearl Harbor; we did not believe it till breakfast, then the Manila Daily Bulletin verified it; Col. Curie the C.O. ordered all patients who could walk to be sent home. I took the lists up to the office and was sure..

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December 8, 1941

My Executive Officer, Lt. Aikran [?], and I were sleeping outside the battery in a tent. At this time, my battery as well as the others were maintaining a 24 hr. watch of not less than two men. About 2:30 AM on Monday 8 December (7 Dec. in the States) this watch came to my..

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Dec. 8, 1941

At 6:05 Major Speth phoned me that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. Turned the radio on and at 6:15 the news was confirmed. Called Capt. Calvert on the phone and told him to put into effect the 43rd WPO-3. calling for immediate movement to Damortis. Radioed Gen MacArthur as to wether to follow WPO3 or..

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December 5, 1941

Early the following morning, about 4:l5 AM, the B.C. was called by the air guard and informed that, shortly before, warnings of aerial activity over northern Luzon had been received by the "Flash" operator and that the AA OP had ordered air guards and alerts doubled. The battery was immediately alerted and placed in readiness..

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