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 3, 1942 

Scouts mopping up on Agl. Pt. Rumored that Japs broke through our line, no confirmation. Sqd'n put on alert Dyess received new orders this day to take his men back to Quinauan Point to reinforce the 45th Philippine Scouts, who had been unable to wipe out the dug-in Japanese during their six days of fighting,..

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January 28, 1942 

Scouts in, a good looking bunch of men. Beat the brush and went back to our old camp. Clean clothes, bath, etc. sure good. Dyess made Capt. today. I'm sweating out silver bars. This morning, the 21st Pursuits men were ordered back to their camp area, along with men of the Philippine Constabulary and Company..

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January 27, 1942 

With own outfit today. In a secondary line for 1st time. Spotted Jap barges up coast, got 37 mm and shelled it. One meal and some sleep. The scouts are supposed to come in tomorrow. Another landing of Japanese had been made the night before on the promontory area between Silaiiam and Anyasan Bays. The..

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December 30, 1941 23rd Day of War

The 26th Cavalry of the Philippine Scouts really distinguished themselves. A Lutenaant made the mistake of lighting a cigarette early one morning. An ambushed machine gunner yelled that was the wrong thing to do and they were riddled by the Japanese, losing about 500 hundred mounts, eight officers, and many unlisted men. They were covering..

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Dec. 25, 1941

At seven oclock Lt Gasperini and I started for the top of the Mt. The worst hiking I have ever done. Several times I was just all in. The old pump just would not work. Finally I sent Gasperini on. Told him to leave me and take care of himself. Ten minutes short of Jorgensens..

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Dec. 24, 1941

Received word from USAFFE to Sabe your command. Take to Mt. Trails" ordered Col Bonnett to take all PA troops with him to Bobok by motor, thence over the easy ten percent old Spanish trail to Aritao where buses would meet him. He should have arrived there by the 27th. Hope he made it. I..

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