13th January 1945

When, the historians get around to studying the question whether this war was premeditated by Japan, they will be puzzled by the fact that Japan apparently started to prepare for it only when it was already lost. Yesterday the 12th January 1945, with the Americans- in the Marianas and the Philippines, the Japanese government announced the..

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December 2, 1944

Regular Saturday AM inspection. Called to see captain Nogi about 10:30 AM who accepted the "plan" but wished us to reduce amounts due to scarcity of supplies and inability to replace. For example, A.S.A. figured 34,000 tab. (5 gr.) for 761 patients. He thinks 15,000 adquate. He thinks - 1 mg. per day adequate therapy..

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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 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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November 17, 1944

Attached three officers this morning and moved them into officers quarters. Major Raymond McKinley Williams, MC, who has been assisting in the Attending Surgeon's office and will continue there. Major Edw. R. Wernitznig and Major Clinton Maupin, MC, are to be Asst Provost Marshalls. Had a conference with Captain Nogi and reported immediate need for 6..

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November 15, 1944

After staying on alert all night and up until 3:05 PM we  had "all clear". (no air activity) The officers began to arise about 4:00 AM as the first 57 men of McKinley detail were to leave at 6:00 AM. After a baggage check, the first echelon left on time, followed by the second at..

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November 8, 1944

In AM, moved 27 field officers from Bldg. #13 to #18 and sent 30 Las Pinas draft in exchange. This relieves some "strain" but much remains. Three conferences with Japanese yesterday, one with Captain Nogi. They are increasing Captain Shaw's draft to 148 patients, 15 Med Dept men, a tailor, and a total of 4..

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November 4, 1944

Altho woolen clothes were issued to the three groups of the draft yesterday, there is still no date of departure set. I requested that Com Hayes and his party move out of officer's quarters and turn them over to my staff. This was somewhat embarrassing as no offer had been made. It was satisfactory with the..

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November 2, 1944

Things  are shaping up slowly but with this large draft there are many problems, innumerable people of all ranks stop me every 10 feet and wish to be relieved of the draft because of real or supposed physical disability,  wife in Santo Tomas, business interests, etc., or wish special duty as mess officer, etc. I..

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