November 12, 1944

Typhoon is over, the sun is up again and the sky has brightened to a clear blue. The bird that perches on the tree near my window is there again, fluttering its wings and in a while I'm sure it'll begin to twitter. No planes this morning. Everybody was expecting them today because they've visited..

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November 12, 1944

We have spent quiet nights since the first of November, but the rumor is that the guerrillas (USAFFE) may come in any time. We all sleep downstairs where the walls are reinforced. Even the precious cow and her 1-year old calf are brought inside at night. This morning we saw three planes and they appeared..

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November 12, 1944

The Committee ruled that camote water is community property and can no longer be boiled down into syrup exclusively for the kitchen staff. Jerry says it is an important point that the garbage from the guardhouse kitchen for forty guards has fattened their sow and six piglets, while the leftovers from garbage of 460 internces..

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November 12, 1944

One of our neighbors near our lean-to became hysterical tonight after eating his tiny scoopful of watery rice and tainted fish. “I'm starving!” His loud and unrestrained scream woke us momentarily from the despairing lassitude that seemed to push us down these days. Then in the same hysterical manner, he shouted, “In another month we'll..

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November 12, 1944

Requisition for non-RC medicine and supplies for December and January being typed today. Captain Gochenour reports two adult pigs on critical list which I reported to Mr. Kuboda with intent to have them slaughtered for the mess, but have not attained consent as yet. An old Sgt - Alfred Nicholson, 17th pur. was caught stealing..

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12 November 1944

Two long GQs early this morning. Six Jap planes shot down. One Jap plane dropped a bomb on a LST and then suicide dived onto a troop loaded Liberty ship going through #3 hold killing close to 200 soldiers and seriously wounding many others. Five of the casualties were brought aboard the APA44. Three of..

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