December 23, 1944

Same, regular Saturday inspection at 9:00 A.M. The area seems much smaller now, that there are only four wards to inspect in this compound and only two in the outer compound. The '"packages" are being examined and separated today under Capt. Brenner's supervision and with Col. Vanderboget to check. All food products are being issued..

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December 22, 1944

Same, Mr. Horano J.O.M.- requested two foot lockers which were obtained in the afternoon, was given permission to take last year's personal packages that had not been issued. 38 sacks (about 8 pkgs. per sack) were kept here and a like number sent to McKinley. Mr. Horano wanted 244 mess kits but we have no..

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December 21, 1944

Still on alert status - there was some activity during the night. Conference with Mr. Kuhoda who had okayed letter requesting mass and church services inside buildings during alert. No mention of X'mas request letter, but am hoping there will be some action on it. Three of Staff and three Corps men down with dengue...

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December 20, 1944

Alert status persists, death this morning of Ernest C. Anderson Pvt. B.A. - cause, alvealar carcinoma, shown by autopsy. Atemortem diagnosis bronchgenic carcinoma. This is the third death this month, caused by malignancy, all patients in their twenties, and no metastases found. Apparently, the general cachexia makes them less resistant to malignancy and they expire from..

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December 19, 1944

Alert statue today (Japanese office). As usual the American cause 90% of their own grief. This morning, it was found that two locks had been broken and the J.O.M. supply in back of Bldg. #9 had been straffed of three 55 kg. sacks of sugar. Horano the J.O.M. was going to shake down the entire..

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December 18, 1944

Apparently still on A.R. status - no sirens for several weeks. Conference with Mr. Kuboda and turned in request for X'mas sabis. Also again requested midnight mass for Catholics which will be considered, he said. Clean up practically completed and compound looks well. checked special diets on rounds - still 30 on #1 and 25..

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December 17, 1944

Still on A.R. but no activity. Area fairly well cleaned up, but still have many beds to move. Made complete rounds of area and thing are running quite smoothly. There is a dearth of corps men and very few patients well enough to work on utilities. Four N.P. patients have been transferred to #5 and..

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December 16, 1944

Still on A.R. with considerable activity. This has held up our clean-up but hope it will be finished tomorrow. Sgt Tananui requested swivel chair, examining table, hand basin, thumb forceps and scissors, in the last two days, for the Japanese dressing room. These have all been issued. .

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December 15, 1944

Still on A.R. status - breakfast not served until about 10:00 AM. At 10:30 had a conference with Mr. Kuboda and repeated to him again at 11:30 including Mr. Schwizer. They want Bldgs. 18 A, and 5 combined in #9. Front office and tailor and cobbler shop to #2. Wds #9 and #14 to #5...

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