|Hermana A. Lacsamana||November 29, 1945|
to land through a river leading to the interior.
We were unaware of the place, whether it was a Japanese infested area or not, however we took the chance. We had a better ground of saving our valuable equipment and more so we could fight better on land than on sea. We stayed there until morning.
We made our escape. My carrier was hit in the arm, so I had to drag my radio set myself. I proceeded to Laiya.
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escape from the concentration as I was in Lipa already. I took a chance of sneaking close to the runway. After incessant and painstaking labor, I was able to estimate the length, width and possibility of improving the runway. I reported all this information.
where they raised palay and vegetables. We were hungry and tired so we stayed for lunch. It was noontime and the heat was so intense which inevitably forces us to rest a while after lunch. The humidity of the air lulled everyone into sleep, but I tried not to fall into it. Suddenly, the guard came and said the Japanese were on their way to the house about five hundred yards away. I looked out of the window and there I saw seven Japanese, all armed with rifles. We penetrated through thick jungles but the boys carrying my radio had a hard time going through, so I decided to stop and leave nature take its course.
silently crept and crawled until we got close enough to observe all they had. I got the grip where I saw their anti-aircraft and machine gun emplacement. They also had a radio station. About fifty soldiers, I saw. I went down immediately, with all caution fearing they might notice our presence. I succeeded. I went back and reported the place by map coordinates.
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Notes and references:
1 “Lone Wolf’s Intelligence Unit,” File No. 183, online at PVAO.