2/8/45

The PCAU Units - Capt. Green & Maj. MacKinsey - fed us from their gasoline ranges this A.M. There is much griping about "seconds" from the pts. They can't realize that they can't eat a full messkit of stateside food as they would with rice. There was much artillery fire on our part the last..

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2/7/45

Things couldn't have ‘gone worse if I had. tried this A.M.; clothes dirty, unshaved for 2 days, the hospital littered with debris & in come Gen. MacArthur & Staff. He was very nice- visited all the wards & the internees, shook hands with dozens, talked to a few of his old soldiers etc. - many..

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Feb. 4, 1945

Just after tenko last evening we heard considerable M.G. fire. This continued and increased in intensity. There was marked activity throughout the night - small arms probably tanks and light artillery demolition, pyrotechnics, fires etc. Everyone was inside from 7:00 P.M. on but little sleeping was done. The Japanese guards in the compound were on..

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Jan. 10, 1945

Rather quiet day with moderate air activity - thus all personnel in and out of buildings due to frequent ringing of bell. Conference with Col. Vanderboget and Col. J.S. Craig concerning Franz Weisblatt, supposedly a U.P. correspondent. He is a trouble maker talks too much, is always taking down information and witnesses names etc. However,..

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Jan. 9, 1945

There have been stealing, thieving etc. since the return of McKinley group - something we had almost forgotten about. Capt. Jack Comstock M.C. appointed investigating officer has handled several. A tobacco issue of 1/6 of a pack per man was held up on several, the same with a salt issue. Death this morning of Miller,..

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Jan. 8, 1945

Compound rather quiet - cannot get past sentry to Japanese Hq. but otherwise O.K. Items from packages distributed to Sukura draft. Brief raid about 9:30 A.M., but was able to get special diets arranged. Two more weeks will use up all milk and other items that have been hoarded. Death this noon of Balaam, Harold..

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Jan. 7, 1945

Still in the process of settling the new patients which me much interrupted by intensive air activity all day. This also held up the eyes survey. The medicines were all packed and inventoried as ordered, and the personal packages were sorted, but not distributed as yet.

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December 25, 1944

Christmas Day - very successful - candy and prunes lugao with extra rice flour hoarded issue (150 given per man instead of usual 125 gm.) and chocolate malted milk, hot drink with 15 cans of evaporated milk added. At 9; 00 AM. I had Col. Vanderboget M.C. Com. McCrucken U.S.N. and Maj McLaughlin U.S.A. as..

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December 24, 1944

Some activity during the night and alarm with activity at 10:30 A.M. All packages broken down and put in boxes for prorata distribution at 11:00 A.M. tomorrow. A raffle is planned for some 58 articles, too few to be prorated including a wrist watch, 5 pens, 4. pyjamas etc. etc. Talked with Mr. Kuhoda who..

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