2/10/45

2 additional patients transferred to Santo Tomas, 1 Medical Department Sgt. Placed on DS at Santo Tomas (wife there). 108 patients not able to make 170 mile ride, transferred to Quezon Institute. Remainder of patients and Staff transferred to 12th Replacement Battalion, APO.Transported by 14th Transport Company. Left Manila at 2:30 PM, arrived 24th Field Hospital, Camp Del Pilar..

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2/9/45

Reorganization well under way. Rosters about completed. Records show that on Feb. 6, 88 patients were transferred to Santo Tomas which is better equipped to handle seriously ill patients: 3 patients AWOL. 8 mental patients transferred this date to Tarlac. 11 additional patients to Santo Tomas because of family there or desire to remain in..

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2/7/45

Reorganization of hospital as it was before the evacuation. Water pressure extremely low, finally no water. Rations and water requisitioned from Santo Tomas. Philippine Civilian Affairs unit #2, took over mess and continued cleaning up of Bilibid, employed Filipinos to carry water from 4 wells which the Japanese had had the Americans dig in case..

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January 11, 1945

[Separate sheet dated] Jan. 11th Only a scoop of watery rice mush for breakfeast - But our hopes were never higher! The Jap radio said this morning that they were repulsing our landings at Lingayen which had started on the 6th (5 days ago!) There are rumors of a task force & convoy outside Manila Bay - Demolition..

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January 3, 1945

Coconut milk, weak coffee and weaker rice mush. Mostly water. Weighed myself this morning. Weighed 119 lb. When I was in the Gym, I held at 170 lb. and now, the extreme low. Oh well, it won't be long now. Had soy bean soup for lunch. Not very much but it was hot. for supper,..

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January 2, 1945

10:45 a.m. Another flock of our planes just passed over. No air raid alarm and no rough stuff. We had a tasty dinner yesterday. Two scoops (small) of rice, camotes and carabao meat fried with garlic and leeks. mmmm! tasted mighty good. Also a fair sized ladle of meat gravy. Would have liked to have..

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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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