November 21, 1944

Poor Jerry, he will collapse when it is over and he can let down the strain. He says when he has a pain there, he doesn’t know whether it is his back or his stomach. Up topside, they have all been on starvation diet for weeks. The Formosans asked the wood crew today why they..

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November 21, 1944

It has been stormy with heavy rains for the last two days. In spite of the downpour the Japanese and USAFFE are fighting it out across the Jaro River, about 10 km (7 miles) from town. The fighting continued all day and far into the night. Considering the circumstances, we rested fairly well, until I..

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November 21, 1944

We had eleven new cases of bacillary at the kids’ hospital, and as I doled out the sulfa to the kids, I took twice the dosage for myself. It was heartbreaking to see with what eagerness these poor kids swallowed the pills. They never had to be coaxed to take their medicine. To these poor..

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November 21, 1944

Nov. 21st The air-raid siren went off at 4:25 AM. Now it is after 10 o’clock, the air-raid alarm is still on, not a plane has appeared. We hear that 400 planes bombed Mariveles & Corregidor. A rumor, of course. But something is happening – I am sure of it – For the first time..

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November 21, 1944

Air raid alarm at 4:25 AM changed to alert at 12:30 PM. No activity, but guards increased in compound and much moving about from 2:00 AM on. New mail in today, being censored and assorted. Payroll for 2 mos. being made up which will be most agreeable as everyone is out of tobacco. In addition..

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