29 October, 1944

Saw Jap plane shot down and burst into flames at base of mountain on Leyte. A large number of P-38s and other Army fighters here. US Hospital ship COMFORT here. Was aboard the USS WASATCH (AGC-9) to get stores this morning. Issued more clothing to a few survivors. A rather quite day.

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October 29, 1944

Hallelujah! Our bombers came three different times today! Japanese guns barked frantically but ineffectively at our bombers. Seemingly unperturbed, our bombers taxied in and out of the puffs of smoke caused by the heavy aircraft guns. They dipped, dove, and dropped their bombs and they flew away. What a show! Most of the bombings were..

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October 29, 1944

Doctor and the nurse said that many people who are never upset were sick last night. It must have been the fat in the fried camotes—we just can’t take fat in any quantity—for nearly everyone was trotting in the night. Over coffee, Jerry told about Anne’s lovely costume as a Chinese girl at the party,..

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10-29-44

At 0730 this morning American dive-bombers were sighted over the  Manila Area. Explosions were heard about the time the air raid alarm was sounded at 0750, 1050 back on alert. Air raid at 1300, 1415 back on alert;  1545 air raid; 1645 back on alert; 1750 secure, WATT, John William Private,  British Army, ASN: 10031540,..

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October 29, 1944

Twenty minutes of eight -- heard planes-- spotted eight flying high. Thought they might be Japanese, but the anti-aircraft guns soon let loose and bombs began to fall near Nichols Field and the waterfront -- circled around several times and at nine a.m. was quiet (They were caught napping). At 9:25 a.m. 12 Japanese planes..

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October 28, 1944

The younger men in camp, who had been doing the heavy manual work, were informed by the Commandant that they would have to start another garden. These men were discouraged and sick at heart, for they felt that it was useless and back-breaking work for men on starvation diets. They knew from sad experience that..

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