October 15, 1944

Hooray, there were here again... this morning. They came at about 10 o'clock, after Mass. Of course, you know who I mean by "they". Japanese planes went up this time. People said there were many dogfights around Caloocan. Several civilians were killed. I saw a heartbreaking sight. An American aviator bailed out. First, he looked..

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October 15, 1944

Cabanatuan. Notified by Med Hq this date that I am Sr Officer on a special detail of 10 officers and 65 EM for local detail apparently Bilibid. The rest of this camp is being broken up and the majority sent to Japan, at least out of P. I. except an equal Medical detail (10 & 65) and..

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October 15, 1944

The streets are full of starving people who swarm the gates of the houses insistently, desperately begging for rice, for a little soup, for crumbs, for anything. Even during the air raids, while planes fly overhead and bombs shake the earth, this starving army of beggars patrol the streets dragging themselves and their starved bodies..

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Oct. 15, 1944

At 8:39 planes came back and dropped many bombs, sure is exciting; I was on duty when they came and stayed till 1:36pm, so I was right there at soup time. Nearly every day have raid alarms, are confined to quarters most of daytime, allowed to go get food if any is served. I keep..

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October 15, 1944

Jerry has been given special permit by the doctor to have coffee with me at 10 on Sunday mornings. His spice cake is delicious and Benguet coffee was an aromatic treat. Once a week I permit myself the indulgence of coffee. Peg and Jerry talked about camp and democracy and how at last it seemed..

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