October 31, 1944

It's three in the afternoon. Vic's listening to the radio. Papa is reading Willoughby's Maneuvers in War; Neneng is cooking; Lolo sleeping and Dolly is looking at the planes from the window. There are many planes flying but they're Japs. You can tell by the metallic desynchronized roar of the engines. There's one plane flying..

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October 31, 1944

The Navy Staff are kind enough to work with us for two days, so that we may learn our new duties and the involved amount of paper work necessary. I have a small staff and there are over 500 patients in the hospital and over a hundred Sick in Quarters. Total census of the compound..

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October 31, 1944

The heavy rains beat into our lean-to with its three open sides, and Catesy and I worked frantically to protect our cooking equipment and small supply of rice. We not only had to guard against the rain, but we had to guard our supply from thieves. Hunger had deadened the moral sense of quite a..

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October 31, 1944

Prices jumped high in three days. Peanuts were 80 a pound, jumped to 120, 240. and today are P400 a pound. Rumor says the Japanese admit Marinduque, Mindoro landings, and that the sea battle is over, in our favor. Our friend Helen has slipped away and again we wonder who will be next. It is..

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31 October 1944

0550 GQ - secured 0600. No action. 0610 GQ - secured 0715. No action. Usual routine day - only two GQs during day. About 1900 GQ sounded, a Jap bomber dropped bombs on US oil and gasoline dump which blazed sky high and burned for several hours. Jap plane was shot down. Secured from GQ..

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October 30, 1944

For over a week we have set here doing nothing. There is occasional air raid or alert, average one about every 5 days. Food is poor -- two meals a day -- lugao in the morning and a mixture about 3:00 PM consisting of ground corn and lugao and camote soup or green's soup. We..

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