November 26, 1944

[173] Nov 26th I have had a talk with some of our doctors -- they told me that the No. of deaths will increase greatly in December – The diet is beginning to take its toll – up to now the deaths have been limited to the aged – where there is an organic defect..

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November 26, 1944

Jerry brought my Port Said pale topaz earrings and bracelet, asking if I minded exchanging them for food. I said no.I was giving them to June anyway and when I told her, she said she would rather eat them. Jerry said huskily he would make it up to her later but she won't need jewels..

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November 26, 1944

The frequent visits of our bombers pepped us up. Today we watched many of our raiders diving and dropping their bombs, and when one of our bombers burst into flames, we were sick with anguish. Frantically, we watched for the parachute to open, but we watched in vain. The disabled plane plummeted downward and disappeared..

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November 26, 1944

5:40 p.m. The meeting of the Directors of the PL of F (Patriotic League of Filipinos Makapili) was opened with the announcement of the Plantilla of the association. I was disappointed by the men of Mr. Ramos in. the plahtilla, as many of them were green and incapable ones. To top this the headship of the..

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November 26, 1944

Alert from yesterday lasted until 2:00 PM today when "all clear" sounded. Many minor items of administrative nature to deal with. Main business was pay day - we received 2 mos. back-pay but can buy very little. Currency was in P100.00 and P10.00 which would make distribution and buying difficult. Furthermore, there has been a..

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November 26, 1944

While the planes continue unloading their fury upon the nerve of the Japanese defense—I admit that I was unable to put down in detail the daily happenings about the bombardments here in Baguio—these winged clouds pass by without greeting us a bit: they despise us. While the Manila populace, before they could enjoy a respite..

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