8 Apr. ’42

Active bombing over Bataan. Not all planes return. High flying over Manila at two AM, but no action heard. Feel good news Is In the offing, but we can only conjecture and wait. Evening muster changed from 7PM instead of 8 PM. We all muster in the lobby each AM at 8 and each officer wears a chop mark on shirt to distinguish us to the guards. Few who speak a little English say they are very homesick. Temperature around 95 to 98 as we approach the hot season. Rainy season starts about June first. Sisters are replanting their garden in harvested Pechi [pechay] beds. Passing Filipinos display Victory signs with their fingers.

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