Tomas Confesor

Tomas Confesor

(1891 — 1951), lawyer, legislator, constitutional convention delegate, governor of Iloilo, resistance leader. The diary covers his escape to Leyte to join Allied forces in 1945.

32nd Day, Jan. 28, 1945

At Kwajalein, Marshall group, early this morning. Airplanes all over the place. I feel great to be here—another place that a few months ago was

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33rd Day, Jan. 28, 1945

We are now in Honolulu—about 4 a.m. It’s Sunday again. Here we are met by two fine young American officers—Lt. Knuze and Lt. Johnson. We

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34th Day, Jan. 29, 1945

San Francisco! Beautiful lights. Five o’clock in the morning cold—after thirty years—excited, surely. An immigration officer got hold of us and almost put us up

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35th Day, Jan. 30, 1945

Pres. Osmeña arrives early this morning with Gen. Romulo and Col. —————. We meet in church. We have a talk and agree that I return

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36th Day, Jan. 31, 1945

I am spending the day inside the field making purchases—getting things free thru Lt. Parker. Weather conditions are still uncertain. Parker succeeded in talking to

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