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November 4, 1944

Last night at 8:00 p.m. a Japanese plane circled over us three times. It signaled the air field but did not land.

At 3:00 a.m. this morning we heard a drone, and in the early morning light we saw three planes flying very high over us.

This morning at 10:00 a.m., we counted 16 American planes flying overhead. We always wonder and fear whether they will bomb or not. We are so close to the Japanese garrison (the schoolhouse across the street). All the Japanese soldiers went to their shelters (we can see them from our porch).

At 2:00 p.m. one beautiful, silver plane (American) flew overhead and dropped leaflets. The Japanese will not allow the civilians to pick them up.

The prices are still soaring. One pound of Lipton Tea is 800 Pesos. One cake of Ivory soap (regular size) is 100 Pesos. 1 kilo of beef is 150 Pesos and 1 kilo of pork is 200 Pesos.

Dolly and Junior are better, but weak.