December 30, 1944

Started the day with rice lugao, but had an extra. Very weak coffee, sin leche, sin azucar. Small cup of vegetable soup. Of course there was no meat in it. Tonight we are to have mashed camotes with gravy. No rice. We'll see. They were very bitter but put them down.

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December 29, 1944

Air raid alarm at 11:00 a.m. Six of our planes came over, circled and passed over Sto. Tomas going south. They drew onto air craft fire from three places but didn't pay any attention to it. All quiet for the rest of the day. Lots of Jap planes over the city during the night. Thin..

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December 28, 1944

No air raids; very quiet. We started the day with just mush. No sugar, milk or coffee. Two small ladles of mush 70% rice 30% cornmeal. Incidentally, there is no more corn unless the J.A. brings in some more. Tomorrow for breakfast will be just plain rice mush. Not much nourishment to that. This noon..

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December 26, 1944

Air raid alarm at 10:30 a.m. Three B-24's and five P-33's came over. No rough stuff however. Note: Planes dropped leaflets over City on the nights of Dec. 24-25. Going back for an important note. On the morning of Dec. 25, Tex Cochran, Deputy in charge of the Patrols at the Gym, (my former job)..

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December 23, 1944

10:15 a.m. eighteen B-24's with several P-38's came over and bombed Grace Park and kept on going toward Mariveles. The most beautiful and inspiring sight of my life. Felt like crying. Several women did cry. Later they came back and sprinkled (that's the word) Grace Park with small bombs. One large fire (oil) and several..

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December 16, 1944

Alarm at 7:40 a.m. All day raid. All air fields bombed and strafed by waves of 4 -- 8 -- 12 planes. Lots of trucks carrying soldiers came into City. Fires started at Grace Park, Zablan field --at Montalban, España Ext. Strafed also Rizal Ave. Ext.

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