January 9, 1945

Mush, coco-milk, and coffee, so called for breakfast. Forty seven of our B-24's came over this morning. They done their bombing and as far as we know, none of them was hit. So glad. Earlier in the morning our dive bombers were operating over near Caloocan. I believe the R.R. shops. Another bunch did some..

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January 8, 1945

Breakfast -- thick lugao made of rice and rice flour and a small ladle of coco milk. Made hot water and made soup of coco milk, lugao, and salt. Had something hot although it was not so good. The camp is about out of salt. They never put any in the mush and I have..

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January 7, 1945

Sunday started out fine. Bombing started early this morning with dive bombers. They shook up Grace Park and what appeared to be along the river in San Francisco del Monte. The real fun started later when the four motored bombers came over. They sowed small demolition bombs over that area like scattering seeds. Never saw..

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January 6, 1945

Air raid alarm at 7:45 a.m. Eight planes bombed and strafed Nichol's, Neilson, and Zablan; later a whole bunch of dive bombers worked on them again including Grace Park. Two flights of B-24's came over during the morning -- no bombing close by -- probably farther south. Plenty of raids throughout the day. Our boys..

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January 5, 1945

No planes today. Everything very quiet. Too much so, I think something will happen soon. Heard today that our rice is cut again. Instead of 600k per day it will now be 550k. While it is on my mind I will note here. On Dec. 28, the J.A. arrested and put in jail under their..

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January 4, 1945

Mush made of rice and rice flour for breakfast and milk (coconut). Mush very thin and no salt. I have enough salt for about a week -- but then what ? Soy bean soup for lunch and rice, gravy and greens for "dinner". The gravy tasted good because we haven't anything else. I sure would..

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January 3, 1945

Coconut milk, weak coffee and weaker rice mush. Mostly water. Weighed myself this morning. Weighed 119 lb. When I was in the Gym, I held at 170 lb. and now, the extreme low. Oh well, it won't be long now. Had soy bean soup for lunch. Not very much but it was hot. for supper,..

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January 2, 1945

10:45 a.m. Another flock of our planes just passed over. No air raid alarm and no rough stuff. We had a tasty dinner yesterday. Two scoops (small) of rice, camotes and carabao meat fried with garlic and leeks. mmmm! tasted mighty good. Also a fair sized ladle of meat gravy. Would have liked to have..

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January 1, 1945

Started the day with weak lugao and still weaker coffee. Air raid alarm at 10:30 a.m. Forty of our big planes, flying very high. Went north. No rough stuff around here. The Japs celebrating today. They killed a pig last night. Had a cup of fairly good soup for lunch. All clear went before 1:00..

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