Mon. Oct. 23/44

(Bernice’s birthday) One day last week, Wednesday, I think, we heard a plane coming low over the camp. We looked and saw that smoke was coming from the engine. As it passed over the camp, the engine started to sputter, and in a few seconds the pilot winged over and bailed out. The plane landed..

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Tues. Oct. 17/44

And it is still rainy. But the garden grows right along and we have string beans and green corn. This garden track becomes more valuable to us as our food rations are being cut every week. I have a new job now. With a crew of five men I am in charge of carrying the..

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Sun. Aug. 13/44

During the week I did not feel like writing -- too busy -- but on Sundays, with not so much to occupy my mind and hands, my thought turn to friends and home. So I write as if I were talking to you all. It is raining again, and the camp is a mess. There..

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Sun. July 30/44

Things go about pretty much the same. Food is not bad, and the few inconveniences are not hard to put up with. Last week a typhoon or rainstorm hit this part, and we had plenty of mud. One of the Catholic priests caused a little excitement. He has mental trouble at times, and one night..

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Sun. July 23, 1944

I am sure it has been over a year since I wrote last partly due to the fact that I was very busy, and also our life was somewhat monotonous --pretty much the same from week to week. Now I have time to spare and life is different. Over two weeks ago, Friday the seventh..

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Mon. Dec. 29/41

Manila pronounced an open city, but still the Port Area and other places were bombed yesterday. Blackout was done away with last night. The north line is holding well, we hear but heavy pressure in the south. We are assured that help is coming, but of course, not told when. NEI forces doing good work..

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Sun. Dec. 28/41

Leo and I go to the Polo Club to attend a meeting at 8:30 a.m. of all the American men here in Pasay. Discussed a number of things we might do in case of occupation by the enemy. We are supposed to meet at the Manila Sanitarium. We got back to Lerits in time for..

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