October 28, 1944

Masaki says Gen. Kwo is not interested in anything but gates and fences. It is al] he sees, not people at all. He says the Philippine camps are the worst of all, Shanghai the best with many advantages. Miss McKim told of how hipped Yamato is on roll call etiquette and when Carl tried to..

Read more

28 October 1944

0130 Started receiving aboard 350 survivors including 150 stretcher cases from sea battle of the 26th. Working all night, feeding, clothing and caring for men. A pitiful sight. Many men and officers with only a pair of underdrawers on or maybe a just a towel around them. Giving them all the help and care we..

Read more

28 October 1944

The boys off the Carrier had been in the water for 2 days and nights. They told of how the Japs bracketed her with Battleships, Cruisers and Destroyers and let her have it. The fellows claim that their ship hit the Battleship twice, one in the No. 2 Turret and one in the superstructure.  

Read more

October 27, 1944

The last three days have been quiet. American planes have passed overhead and sometimes Japanese planes. But there have been no raids. Dolly has been quite ill with inflammation of the gall bladder. She is somewhat better today. Jr. is still in bed with the flu – he, too, is feeling better. It would be..

Read more

10-27-44

Air alert sounded at 0810. MOORE, James G., Private first Class,  U.S. Army, ASN: 6700930, died at 0005 this date. Cause of death: Dysentery, amebic. Remains taken to Manila for interment in Del Norte Cemetery by the  Japanese. Bilibid Chaplain accompanied remains. Air alert secured at 1655.

Read more

October 27, 1944

There is fish today, pork tonight, and camote tops! Meals have improved the last fortnight. 100 eggs came in and are to be used for general diet, scrambled in fried rice tomorrow. Jerry says Yamato talks to him by the hour at the tool shed and is obsessed with food. He has beriberi and perhaps..

Read more

27 October 1944

One air attack early in morning - rest of day quite. Air attack in evening and General Quarters ALL night. Jap bomber hit beach in flames. Took aboard 80 survivors from small Escort Carrier sunk in battle of the 26th. Two Jap BBs, one CL and 3 DDs sunk trying to enter Leyte Gulf.

Read more