October 22, 1944

In a morning Nishi-Nishi thrown over the wall by a brave Filipino, the editorial stated that: “A Grave Mistake Had Been Made by Landing at Leyte Instead of Mindanao.” The cynics and doubters who had read the paper were now convinced that the Leyte landings had come to pass. We saw only seven of our..

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October 22, 1944

I talked with Jerry about June and his own slow decline and how I wished they could quit corn. He said, simply, "‘I know, Pete, but nothing can be done about it. We must eat corn when there is nothing else from camp. I haven’t the energy nor the supplies to correct it." It was..

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22 Oct. ’44 Sun.

Days are plenty hot at sea. Sweat all the time regardless of what we do. Jap propaganda program called the landing a bluff and say they have nothing to fear. Wonder how their Victory Parade turned out the 20th. A convoy of 10 APA's, 2 LSD’s, 4 DD's and 5 APD’s passed us late afternoon..

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October 22, 1944

Tokyo radio, in announcing the landings in Leyte, added that the Filipino and Japanese defenses furiously counter-attacked the invaders. This reports, however, were not repeated in the Philippines for lack of any semblance of truth. What appear credible to us, however, are the rumors that the Constabulary strongholds are passing over to the invaders. We were..

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22 October 1944

As usual at 0500, a couple of enemy planes appeared. One was shot down and the other driven off. At 1830 they returned again. One came across our superstructure but we did not fire. We have been making smoke every time planes appear and everyone on board seem to be mad at the idea as..

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