2nd January 1945

Koiso ate his words yesterday or perhaps took a bigger mouthful. In a New Year's Day radiocast he proclaimed that Leyte was no longer decisive; "the entire Philippines…is the crucial battlefield." The Burmese military cadets are out on furlough over the holidays and the Burmese military attache has been hunting all over the city for..

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December 18, 1944

The alarm sounded yesterday, but the skies of Manila were clear of planes. The raids were made over Clark Field and Legazpi. However, we were kept alert by the raid today from 8:00 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon. In the morning a plane was shot down and the pilot parachuted down. A..

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Dec. 2, 1944

Shortly after midnight, entered Ormoc Bay. Finding no enemy, continued north. At about 0182, float plane approached column from astern. SIGOURNEY apparently challenged it with signal light (which we couldn’t have seen). The plane then began signaling with the same challenge (rather than the proper reply) as it moved up the column on the starboard..

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