October 10, 1944

The Jap C.O.'s return heralded two details, one included 150 officers and again everyone thinks this camp is being closed out. We are afraid to believe otherwise -- just can't stand disappointment again. We believe the 400 who left here will join the detail already in Bilibid. I fervently hope there will be no more,..

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September 28, 1944

No sign of those Yank planes again -- how we wait for them -- waiting is now harder than it ever has been before. It is the old old story of hopes raised and then dashed again. I had thought that once started on Luzon there would be no cessation of attack until all was..

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September 25, 1944

All is not gold that glitters (or the sun has a ring around it) for Japanese have taken surgical equipment from us, almost all of our bandages (we are out at present) and have cut our rice ration again by 1/3 but supposedly substituted corn and cassava. We made out OK the first day on..

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September 22, 1944

Again this morning that heavenly sight which we had awaited so long. Again action in our vicinity as Yanks strafed our little air field. Very cloudy in P.M. and though we heard some concussions and sounds of many motors often, we did not actually see any planes. Everyone in fine spirits.

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September 20, 1944

I suffered another "wound" because of the war. Yesterday I lost a vital tooth. Many times fillings have been broken out because of rocks in the rice and they cannot be fixed here properly and, as a result, they get a little worse each time until finally extraction is necessary. I fear I shall lose..

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September 16, 1944

Well, another week has passed and no startling events have been forthcoming. The Japanese C.O. told the American C.O. just why it was necessary to have everybody work on the farm -- simply this, it must support us. Food prices in Luzon are staggering -- okra P .60 per pod, eggplant P 1.20 each and..

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