June 4, 1945 Monday

Again rumors are circulating about the coming of Osmeña and MacArthur. We refuse to believe in order not to suffer another disappointment. We concede, however, the possibility of the coming of MacArthur. It has been reported that military and naval bases have been granted by the Philippines to America for a period of 20 years...

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Jan. 10, 1945

Rather quiet day with moderate air activity - thus all personnel in and out of buildings due to frequent ringing of bell. Conference with Col. Vanderboget and Col. J.S. Craig concerning Franz Weisblatt, supposedly a U.P. correspondent. He is a trouble maker talks too much, is always taking down information and witnesses names etc. However,..

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Jan. 9, 1945

There have been stealing, thieving etc. since the return of McKinley group - something we had almost forgotten about. Capt. Jack Comstock M.C. appointed investigating officer has handled several. A tobacco issue of 1/6 of a pack per man was held up on several, the same with a salt issue. Death this morning of Miller,..

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December 16, 1944

I went biking yesterday to see the effect of the bombing yesterday and to hear the comments of the people. Streets were empty. Traffic was paralyzed. Army trucks and cars moved around with camouflage nets. Many sentries posted in street corners. 42 civilians were wounded in Parañaque. Saw them in corridors of the P.G. Hospital...

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November 30, 1944

Last night about 8:15 three men were seen to crawl under Bldg. #13 by a corps man. Captain Wallace (OD), Captain Bruce and Nasr and myself, investigated and put guards on #13, held emergency tenko and Col Trapnell and Captain Wallace went under the Bldg. A civilian named Gray was missing on the count. Col..

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November 24, 1944

Over 4000 letters are being censored and 1000 were distributed today. I received one of June 16, 1944, indicating my uncle's death. Captain Nogi came in and wanted a microscope, 6 bed pans and 6 urinals for McKinley. He also wanted 5 scalpels but changed his mind on the latter. He agreed to allow superflous equipment..

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November 23, 1944

Front of stoves caved in this morning. This was inevitable and have spoken to Japanese about 3 times. They report that they have no cement but will try to bring in a couple of truck-loads of clay with which we can rebuild stoves. Death last night, Robert N. Null, S Sgt USMC, ante mortem diagnosis..

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November 22, 1944

Still on alert. Bldg. #18 personnel moved to Bldg. #11 this morning by Japanese order as they are moving Japanese personnel in #18 and requested 70 wooden beds. Move consumated with minimum of disturbance. Conference with Captain Nogi who wishes a plan showing how long present supply of medicine will last based on patient census..

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