August 28, 1945

Walk for one hour AM and PM with Tom Sawyer, Ferris and Anse. Storm seems definitely over. B 29 flew over 3 PM. We were paid ¥ 95.50. Security watch discontinued. #17 [sic] grapes and pears ¥ 2.80. Squid, hash and sake (!) for supper. Now receiving about 3,000 calories per day. Up to now..

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August 27, 1945, Monday

We have just received the Free Philippines of August 23. It is reported therein that the Chinese troops will occupy various areas, among which is Hongkong. In the same paper there is an item to the effect that Premier Attlee of Great Britain stated before the House of Commons that plans for reestablishment of British..

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August 26, 1945, Sunday

Radiogram received to the effect that "collaborators" be taken to Manila on the first available transportation. This is true and definite now. We are now packing. We hope we will be given an opportunity to thank and bid goodbye to the kind and very understanding people of Iwahig. We decided to have a plaque with..

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August 26, 1945

Continued high wind and intermittent rain. Seems to be keeping planes away. Many disappointed. Plethoric issue tooth powder and brushes and toilet paper (now that we don't need it!) We are fortunate to be alive as with the severe climate here and food for only a few days ahead, w could never last the winter...

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August 24, 1945, Friday

Information from the radio: A Japanese delegation arrived in Manila and left after all information required of them had been given. The schedule is as follows: MacArthur and staff will go to Tokyo on Tuesday, August 28. Formal surrender document will be signed in Tokyo on Friday, August 31. Truman announced V. J. Day will..

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