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Albert Klestadt

Albert Klestadt

(October 30, 1913 — April 4, 2006). German businessman providing intelligence to Allied forces; sailed from the Philippines to Australia to escape the Japanese.

June 11, 1942

Aboard sailing sloop “Maring’. Patron and I left Nueva Valencia and anchored in a snug cove in Igang Bay to obtain firewood, stow everything and

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June 14, 1942

Prayed in the morning, and sailed out with the ebbing tide at 9.30 a.m., after saying goodbye to faithful Patron. As I raised the anchor

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January 2, 1942

The looting is terrible, the disarmed police powerless. The Japanese are expected in the city this afternoon or evening. Wish to get it over with

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