Handwritten notes and typed first-person pieces on Jones’s time MIA in the Philippines. They cover his plane being forced down in Central Luzon, and members of the Hakbalahap guerilla movement taking him in, along with his plane’s pilot N.J. “Rocky” Roccaforte and radioman Carl M. McLerran. (Note: letters concerning Roccaforte’s death in a latter, unconnected plane crash are in the correspondence series.) The pieces provide detailed accounts of Filipino resistance to the Japanese, daily life in Pampanga province, and local legends. Jones profiles several people, many of them involved in the Hukbalahap guerilla movement, in particular Hukbalahap founder and leader Eusebio Acquino and his family. Eusebio’s son Acquilino, also a member of Hukbalahap, is profiled (there is a letter by him in the correspondence series).
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