January 18, 1945

Feeling lazy. Not much doing -- just a few of our planes around taking observations. Breakfast -- same. Lunch -- soy bean soup. Supper -- a stew made of soy beans, camote, corn meal. These were real soy beans, not meal and it tasted good and I didn't get hungry so soon. I am now..

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January 17, 1945

I won't write lying down tonight. The same breakfast except that I starved myself last night and saved a few pieces of camote to mix with the mush. It improves the flavor. Of course, I had tea, and that helped. Lunch -- a ladle of thin soup made of camote leaves and vines. Looked like..

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January 16, 1945

Same breakfast but Mr. Carter's tea went good. No lunch. A ladle of camotes with gravy for supper. And, oh boy, the worms. But believe or not, I am developing a taste for the darned things, as bitter as they are. There was plenty of bombing today -- out around Malabon and Marikina. Our boys..

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January 15, 1945

Same old breakfast, but Mr. Carter gave me some real tea last night so I had hot tea for breakfast. No soup for lunch and did my stomach make a fuss. For supper, a ladle of thick corn meal mush (they call it tamale) with some very weak and thin gravy. Saw two P-38's pass..

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January 14, 1945

Thin mush and hot water for breakfast. Thinner soup for lunch and a small ladle of rice and some fair gravy for supper. Incidentally, the cassava flour used to thicken the gravy cost ₱280 a kilo. Very quiet all day. Some planes passed over and dropped a few eggs.

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January 13, 1945

Thin mush and hot water for breakfast and thinner soup for lunch. For supper, a stew made of corn meal, a few kidney beans, camotes (also few), coco lard. Not so bad. But anything tastes good right now. Twenty four B-24's came over this morning 10:00 a.m. and from what we could see, they plastered..

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January 12, 1945

Cornmeal mush with a little rice in it for breakfast. Well, the air was full of our planes this morning. They were blasting things up north of here. That helps pep us up. I have been laying here on my bunk listening to some fellows talking about chow. They make me so darned hungry that..

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January 11, 1945

Rice flour much and hot water for breakfast. I bummed a piece of ginger and made ginger tea and put some cinnamon in it (also bummed). It wasn't bad. Thin soup for lunch. but, never mind -- the end is near. A flock of B-24's came over this morning and plastered what appears to be..

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January 10, 1945

Thin mush, coco milk, and tea for breakfast. I'll say this -- the tea tasted more like tea than the coffee resembled coffee. Here is a case of violence that happened yesterday afternoon. A colored man by the name of Huff who seems to be somewhat "valiente" got some beef bones from the Japs and..

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