37th Day, Feb. 1, 1945

Early after midnight, we are on our way to Hawaii. Before noon we stopped at Hilo for gas. We have made a few purchases. We have learned that POWs were rescued in Cabanatuan. We take off and land on Hickam Field at 3 p.m. Gen. Richardson is here to receive Pres. Osmena. We take lunch..

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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 the President and made an impression. The President agreed that we work to secure Parker’s detail to his office. After dinner tonight we have been instructed to get ready. After..

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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 to the Phil. We are supposed to leave at midnight tonight. I go back this morning to see Elma. We talk things over again. Instead of going to San Francisco..

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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 as prisoners. We are met later on by Lt. Parker—a fine chap—of fine appearance— accommodating and a very likeable man. He immediately impressed me very favorably. We eat a delicious..

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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 eat our breakfast at the officers club—orange juice, waffles and coffee—all hot—a great breakfast. We are in Hickam field—a beautiful place—being lodged in a good house with bath and other..

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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 a Jap possession. Their communal graves show that their authority has disappeared. It’s being fixed up well. Maj. Done, its CO, is very cordial and hospitable. He drives us all..

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31st Day, Jan. 27, 1945

Early in the morning at the air strip, arriving there at 6:00. The plane wasn’t ready and did not pick us up until 10 a.m. Arrived at Saipan at about 7 p.m. tonight. Our reception was fair, but transportation was bad. The food was bad—we had to serve ourselves in an eating place where nobody..

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30th day, Jan. 26, 1945

I have been in Tacloban for almost a week. Yet not a Jap aeroplane came through successfully to raid the transports in the bay, the airfield and the military installations and supplies here. This [is] concretely palpable evidence that Jap air power is no longer in a position to deliver any serious blow.

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