Nov. 25, 1944

Santa Cruz and San Fernando. We sank 1 DD or DE, damaged others. All 7 ships in this convoy were sunk by our Task Group. Our ship was hit by a Japanese suicide plane. Did not halt operations. 0

January 22, 1943

Yesterday three planes flew over and bombed Santa Cruz, 3 km from us. They are bombing along the road again, so we expect the Japanese to pass through any day now. This morning a plane circled right over our house. We surely were frightened as one never knows what they will do. We have heard that three Japanese transport ships …

November 21, 1899

At 7 a.m. Villa set out for Namagpacan; and at the same time the honorable president and his party left Balaoang. The destination of all was Bangar, where they simultaneously arrived at 8 o’clock. They continued the journey until arrival in Tagudin at 11 o’clock, where we had lunch, and then immediately set out toward the towns of Sevilla, Santa …

Wednesday 8/17-1899

Sky clear, sun burning. Two Co’s flanked the niggers early in a.m. Slight brush. Several cases of stealing guns occurred this week. One was captured today and will be sent to Bilibib [Bilibid] –the horrible place of the Indio. Maj Canton today offered me either Serg’t Maj or QM of the 11th Cav if I would stay. My finals would …

April 18th-99

Last night was on outpost away up river road. Several filips showed themselves within 200 ft. but, rather than betray our outposts we let them go. Outpost to N. were fired upon –but held position. Rained hard and blew last night. We had a large canoe to use in case the outpost was compelled to fall back as the bamboo …

Tuesday, April 11th ‘99

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dry weather; a God-send it is too to our troops. The Filipinos are keeping them busy – little “scraps” and skirmishes. The train had trouble. The Filipinos slipped in to the rail road at Guiguinto between Manila and Malolos and tore up the rails of …

April 11, 1899

Everything quiet. Expect Jim to go to Corrigedor [Corregidor]. He seems some worse. Oregon & Minn. outposts have all attacked last night. Oregon lost 3 men killed two wounded. The outpost was of five men they were surrounded and could not be reached by company because that was also surrounded. For a while it looked as if Heaths battalion was …

Monday, March 13th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cloudy, gloomy, weather with slight showers. A battle started early this morning. American right wing swung around upon Guadeloupe [Guadalupe] on towards Pasig. Up quite early. Read Scripture, prayed & cooked breakfast. In the forenoon called at the post office. No mail. Also at the Anglo-Australasian …

Saturday, March 4th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. 7.45 p.m. The night is dark; no moon & heavy clouds in the sky: quite a breeze is blowing. A lurid light over towards Malate & Ermita shows that a building or buildings are on fire. The last thing this evening as the daylight faded that …