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 bombers dropping their loads over Nichols Field.

There were reports of new landings in the Philippines nearly every hour, and according to unreliable sources in camp, twenty-seven landings had been made by nightfall.

Some of the wives received cards with a few official lines from their husbands at Billibid, the military camp only a few blocks from us.

“Love is just around the corner,” said Kay sadly after she had read the few pitiful lines that her husband had written her.