6-27-44 6: a.m.

Still in the hole of this coal tub in Manila bay. We don't know when or where we are going. 20 days without a bath. I had Malaria yesterday. My 33rd birthday was a miserable one. I have I never have another under these conditions. Young Willie Weedows died yesterday. Holitis -- he was a..

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6-13-44 -3:00 a.m.

Weighed Anchor & still hugging coast line of Mindanao. 700 to 900 Nips in att. hole. No wonder our crowded conditions. (Note-forward gun mount reputed to be a wooden gun only-there is no gun crew for greased since we have been aboard.) I wonder who they are fooling. 2:00 p.m. In Cotobato Gulf. Still hugging..

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6-11-44 – 6:00 a.m.

Still in Davao Harbor. This boat is really a squirrel Cage. One old geezer crapped all over everything last night. He came to the crapp with his hat, his socks, and one shoe fall. It is pathetic and comical. They ---about 300 more Nip soldiers on board last night. We are all hoping we get..

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6-8-44 7:00 a.m.

Still in Davao Gulf. A hell of a night. Planes flew all night. 1237 Men. Boat Stastics - 1237 Prisoners on well dice. 6. Toilets on deck. Swabbed down twice /day 2 meals — rice & stew /day Deck App. 50'x 100' x 30'. 300 gal. fresh water /day No shade except in hole. Roll..

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6-7-44

6: a.m. Left Lesunge. Anchored at Davao. Quite a fleet in Gulf. 1-13-ship. 3 cruisers, or 6 destroyers - 6 sea planes - two tankers and several freighters. Where we are going is still unknown. Rumor has it that it is a 4 day trip. God, I pray it is a — any longer we..

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6-5-44 11 p.m.

Told to-nite we are leaving Dapecol am in Co. #1. Leading at 3:00 am in the morning. Am packed and ready hope I got my records ---. All cats and dogs left here are being eaten to-nite. I got ate a one day old pup to-nite barbequed on a spit. The Vets inspected the meat..

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