November 27, 1944

Oura had a row with Carl yesterday, telling Carl this was Japanese soil and Carl retorted, "No, it isn’t—it’s American soil and if you wait long enough you'll find out." | appreciate close contact with June and Bedie now, watching them grow up and learn for the future. Soon they will be adult and away...

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November 27, 1944

Last night we could hear the sound of machine guns and trench mortars in the distance. Once when we had three Japanese visitors, one of the young officers started to play the piano. While he was playing I heard the sound of shooting in the distance. I told him there was “pong pong” (this is..

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November 27, 1944

6:35 p.m. At the Manila Hotel I met Mr. __________________ Taka, the only new man to me in the gathering as the others were already known to me. Mr. Yasta, Director General Yoshida and Mr. Kawa. We discussed many points. * * * They inquired much about my plans and my philosophy * * *

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November 27, 1944

Unable to write during last few days because of my malaria. I didn't feel like doing anything. Felt like the old days in Bataan and the long, horrible months in the concentration camp. Raids last Saturday. Saw planes bombing Grace Park. First few bombs immediately hit objectives. Black columns of smoke shot upward to sky...

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Nov. 27, 1944

First attack of cruise. About 15 suicide planes came in with simulated IFF while we were fueling. Cast off all lines and formed a huge circle at flank speed with big and small boys alternating. Eleven were exploded or disabled before completing their dives. COLORADO and ST. LOUIS were hit. Before the explosion, the fantail..

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November 27, 1944

Have had laryngitis for 21; hours, but am able to continue working. There are some repercussions on pay, but in general it is very popular, as I found from my tour of the compound. 12 more field officers moved from Bldg. #1 to Bldg. #11 to equalize numbers better and give more room all round. Special..

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November 27, 1944

First attack of cruise. About 15 suicide planes came in with simulated IFF while we were fueling. Cast off all lines and formed a huge circle at flank speed with big and small boys alternating. Eleven were exploded or disabled before completing their dives. COLORADO and ST. LOUIS were hit. Before the explosion, the fantail..

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November 27, 1944

Nov 27th In bed – fever – diarrhea – Sulfaguanidine – paregoric30 – utterly miserable – Slept nearly all day – Very dizzy & weak from the Sulfa drug – Never have rumors been so great as today – 1) Jap admirals killed Nov. 25th when our planes bombed battleship & cruisers in Manila Bay..

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