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16th day, Jan. 12, 1945

American planes in great numbers are out again, flying over our place. Is there a landing in Batangas?

I felt like saying “Hello, Walt” when I heard him, Walter Robb, by radio, speaking from San Francisco. It was the first time in four years when I heard him again last night. His voice hasn’t grown old. It has the same old tenor inflections, when he was in Manila four years ago. He was fortunate to have left in time.

An important and terrible land battle must be going on in Central Luzon. The planes are extraordinarily active till late this afternoon.