23-Sept. -45

We sighted the Philippines at 11:00 today and remained in sight of the islands the rest of the day. At around 1730 this evening we dropped anchor right off the coast of Leyte in the Philippine Islands. Tacloban is the city in this harbor and it is the capitol of Leyte. This is the place..

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30th day, Jan. 26, 1945

I have been in Tacloban for almost a week. Yet not a Jap aeroplane came through successfully to raid the transports in the bay, the airfield and the military installations and supplies here. This [is] concretely palpable evidence that Jap air power is no longer in a position to deliver any serious blow.

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28th day, Jan. 24, 1945

I haven’t left the house today in order to rest. But I haven’t gotten the relaxation I wanted. Maj. Hughes came in to have an interview with me, prying into my public career. I talked to him for over two hours, giving him the low down, and my views on certain public questions. Late this..

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26th Day, Jan. 22, 1945

I have gone to the Capital of Leyte today. I met Gen. Valdes, Gov. Hayden, Dean Kalaw and many others. The night previous I had a talk with Judge Saguin and Cong. Lopez from Cebu and they informed me about certain tendencies which didn’t please me. So I certainly blew up this morning when I..

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