9 April 1942

Continued evacuation operations during the night. Pumped remaining CANOPUS fuel into lighter for further transfer to Corregidor, wrecked all machine tools, radio equipment, etc. on board, and removed breach-blocks, sights, etc. from guns. Placed remaining provisions and personal effects in lighter. About 0410 backed CANOPUS out of Cove into 14 fathoms of water, anchored, and..

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8 April 1942

0215 One friendly plane landed, and took off again at 0410. 0225 Night air attack on front lines. 0430 - 0510 Cabcaben and Mariveles Air Field bombed by two planes. 0635 - 0810 Friendly planes took off. 0839 - 1810 Twenty air attacks by groups of 2 - 16 planes on CANOPUS (twice), Cabcaben, ships,..

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6 April 1942

0205 One friendly plane took off. 0615 One Jap observation plane sighted. 0858 - 1615 Twelve air attacks by groups of 2 - 9 planes on Section Base, Army hospital, front lines and reserve positions. Evening. Heard reports right center of front lines was in trouble due to dispersal of 41st Div. (Philippine Army) by..

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5 April 1942

0120 One friendly plane took off. 0252 Ft. Frank firing. Heavy artillery fire noted, on front lines. Heard report later that landings had been attempted on both flanks but had been driven off. Considerable activity reported at front. 0400 One friendly plane took off. 0705 - 0720 Two seaplanes and two light bombers attempted rescue..

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December 10th, 1941

Went back to work today at the old office. Fred Fink and Fred Lurhesen went with me. I was assigned to helping evacuate supplies, Maj. Jacklin is in charge. About 11:50AM we went to lunch at the Legaspi Garden. Just after returning the air raid signal sounded; most ran out to the sea wall in..

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8 December 1941

CANOPUS at anchor 1000 yards east of Cavite entrance buoy. Loading ship with ammunition and stores after Navy Yard overhaul. 0335 Received notice by dispatch that Japan had commenced hostilities. 1231 Sighted 9 aircraft over Manila Bay and identified as P-40's. Noted mine sweepers firing at these planes but no damage seen. Submarines achored nearby..

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