January 23, 1945

Breakfast, lunch, and supper same as yesterday. The camp is out of wood with the exception of green acacia. They have already burned dining tables and parts of the dining shed and yesterday and today they used benches and chairs from the fourth floor school room to supplement the acacia. This morning a large chunk..

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January 20, 1945

Breakfast -- sweetened mush (?). They had 80 kilos of sugar and 25 gal. of syrup for the whole camp -- about 3,700 people so you can imagine just how sweet it was. Thin kidney bean soup for lunch and for a supper, soy bean, camote stew (thin). I got plenty of the beans but..

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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 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 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 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 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 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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