December 19, 1941

Today is a historical day for the OSP.  The whole OSP command was inducted into the USAFFE this morning and two hours after the ceremonies at Muelle del Codo, the Japanese bombed Port Area.  OSP HQ was spared but Engineer Island where eight hulls of new Q-Boats are about to be completed was a direct..

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June 18, 1941

News we got in Manila today states that Washington (DC) orders all German Consulates in USA be closed.  At the same time, Canadian Prime Minister King pledges total support to British  war effort.  On the other hand, Turkey signs Friendship Pact with Hitler. I also have seven magnificent classmates in the Civil Engineer (CE) Corps,..

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June 5, 1941

Today, our training aboard Q-Boats starts about the practical application of the academic theories, principles, nomenclatures about torpedoes we learned at OSP School.  The maintenance, preparation for firing and actual firing of this intricate powerful weapon (only dummies will be used in actual firing) from Q-Boats will be covered.  So far, our PMA Academic training..

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