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Blood Brothers

A Medic's Sketch Book

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Published: 1985
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,486 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,265 3886
License: ©
Genres: War, Post-1930, Biography

Edited by Sam Rohlfing. Copyright (C) 1985 by Colonel Eugene C. Jacobs

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Before either could answer, bombs were falling on all sides of the hospital. "There they are!" I exclaimed. Not yet realizing how dangerous the bombs could be, we casually walked to the windows and watched the tremendous explosions moving across the camp-toward headquarters-raising clouds of dust to the rooftops. The war arrived at Camp John Hay at 0809 hours, Dec. 8, 1941. Between twenty and twenty-five twin-engine bombers were overhead in a diamond formation. Soon some 150 bombs of various sizes were bringing disability and death to many of our soldiers-drilling on the parade ground-and to their families in their small homes. It seemed unreal that Camp Hay could be the first target of the Japanese bombers, actually starting World War II in the Philippines.

Where were our American planes? We probably did just what the Japanese planned that we would. We called Clark Air Field-about one-hundred miles to the southwest, and told them, "Camp John Hay is being bombed! Get some fighters up here, and keep tho



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