Nothing of any importance occurred since yesterday, within the San Jose
area. Two short raids were the only offensive action against our perimeter.
The large scale invasion of Luzon will come soon after dawn this morning,
and will equal the invasion of France in intensity and scope. Every combat
plane on our San Jose and Hill Strips are up on Luzon to support the
landing. The 503d RCT parachutes are due here shortly, and would make us
readily available for any support mission on Luzon. In an emergency our
chutes could be flown from Leyte, our rear base.
The Jap invasion
threat of our beachhead seem definitely nullified by the large scale action
starting this morning on Luzon. However, San Jose being the main source of
air support for the M-1 operation, the Nips may resort to attack, as they
have down on Moratoi, much to our chagrin and discomfort.
The 2nd Bn daily
sends patrols up into the Lumintap River area, and environs, but no contact
has been established with enemy purportedly landed in that direction the day
after Christmas, when Jap Task Force shelled our area.
The platoon of F Company (third platoon) guarding San Jose strip against
parachutist attack has been relieved by C Company, and it will revert to
Bn reserve. The disposition of the 2nd Bn has Hq, D and E in defense
perimeter along the Bugsanga bank, 2 platoons of F Company as Task Force
local protection (as said before this force was the 1st, 2nd, and 4th
platoons making a total of three platoons- two rifle and one mortar
platoon), and remainder of F Company at (84.8-05.7) as Bn reserve. Bn
C.P. is at (86.35-07.13), about 500 yards northwest of Regimental C.P.