Author: Emily

September 19, 1943

Two details of 800 left already. Looks like a couple more coming up. The last one supposedly went to New Bilibid to prepare for the rest of us. Still in the rum stage. The first detail is supposed to have gone to Japan. Poor “Ole” Mel Morgan is in the hospital dysentery area, now the..

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September 15, 1943

Examining everyone for outgoing details. Looks like they are going to split us into groups of 500 to 800 and scatter across the Islands due to the increasing pressure by their enemy. They may try to get some and to Japan I hope not. It’s the last place I want to go. Italy fell.

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September 9th 1943

Japs consider them to be very unjust and cowardly to surrender. Allies pushing into Europe. Germany is in bad situation. Tojo supposedly resigned. Just cash astheope in Japan. Either Earthquake or terrific bombing, little new these last few days. Have a feeling, this thing is about to be round up. Mel Morgan in Amobic ward...

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September 6, 1943

Mel Morgan has been very low with the flu. Will come around O.K. now if he can get the proper treatment and food. Japs have us back on the old stand standard again of rice. and greens. *Terrible stuff, Twice a week we get dry salted fish. The last two issues have been spoiled, covered..

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September 1, 1943

Japanese have made me one out of a few scraps of lumber and a shelter half. It helped keep the bed bugs off and [I] was more sleep able, certainly hated to part with it. But there was no alternative. A prisoner in this place is just doomed to suffer the thing out. It will..

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August 28, 1943

Louis Wolf left on detail today. “Alice” was his nickname. He was a good kid, not all there, but he meant well. He hated to leave me last night. He and I had become quite good friends, some didn’t like him because he made too much noise, but he was okay. I certainly hope he..

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Aug 25, 1943

Men worked too hard with little or no time to rest. Major Doris and I study Spanish in the evenings when opportunity presents itself. Have been late B sissors with Lt. Duncan, Lt. Swaim and Mr. Bontyre at the Commissary. Commissary prices have skyrocketed eggs. – 25, peanuts 40 - all canned goods 3 to..

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Aug 13, 1943

Friday the 13th–- Have had sinus trouble terribly for the past week. Sent us a lot of men over from the hospital, bed bugs are more terrific than ever. Col. Beecher was very dissatisfied with inspection last Wednesday. Nips gave camp a thorough inspection yesterday. We are making gains on all fronts according to rumors...

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July 23, 1943

Detail finally left. They were really treated nice before they left. First time this has ever happened. They gave them all [the] new blues and a pair of shoes. Towel, socks, underdrawers, soap, and a shirt. They left at midnight, were served rice and gravy before leaving and then given an ear of corn, a..

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