January 7, 1945 — Sunday

Rushed to office to confer with President Osmeña and obtain last minute instructions. At 10 a.m. General Sutherland said that the plane was in and ready to leave at 12 noon. Advised the President and party. Left the President’s house with a M.P. escort and arrived on time. President left at 12:30 p.m.

January 2, 1945 — Tuesday

Left at 9 a.m. for Basey Samar to inspect the 95th Infantry Regiment, commanded by Major Abia. Pleasantly surprised with appearance of officers & men. Left at 1 p.m. but my L.C.I. was grounded & we were not able to leave until 2 p.m. Returned to Tacloban.

December 31, 1944 — Sunday

Left at 3:30 p.m. from home to Tacloban airfield. Left on an L-5 at 4:45 p.m. landed Burauen air strip at 5 p.m. This is the field where the Japanese paratroopers landed recently. Went to Colonel Parker’s place. Rotten evening. Too much drinking.