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January 8, 1945

Unless we get help or at least heavy air support we will lose the Augusan Coast. I have done all I could to get the Eighth Army to help me but wholly unsuccessful. Of course we are small fry and the big drive for landing on Luzon is in order…

Peralta reports he has only 3500 Nips on Panay. He will be lucky fortunate again and will earn credit as the first guerrilla chief to clear his island. The Gods have smiled on him.