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December 25, 1941

Yesterday I was promoted to Senior Administrative Assistant at annual salary $3600.00. I am to be left behind with Wilson when the military personnel are all in Bataan. There are many bombings, many people killed. Nena is a volunteer nurse, goes to bombings with the ambulance from the Malate Health Center. We work day and night now, when there is air raid I get some sleep on my cot in the Col. office. The sky is black from the smoke of burning oil tanks. When it rains the rain is black and spoils white clothes with greasy smudge. I wear khaki clothes and a steel helmet.