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October 26, 1944

Dr. Shaffer came in looking very young and cheerful. He asked how we all were and said, beaming, “Well, it won’t be much longer! If we were in Leyte now, we’d all be free! They’ve landed! There is even a rumor that there is landing in Aparri but we aren’t sure of this.”

Jerry says that MacArthur and 250 thousand troops landed on Leyte. Four landings on Mindanao and one on Luzon says another rumor. So the General has come back after three years.