10 February 1945

10 Feb - At 3d Shipping Headquarters. [Intramuros] 0130 – 2d Lt Ainouchi came from Detachment Headquarters and requested me to emplace one field gun; we decided to put the Observation Post on top of the building and emplaced the gun on the third floor. 0500 –   2d Lt Ainouchi and army personnel came from..

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February 4, 1945

The advance troops of the liberators entered Manila last night after thirty-seven long months since the remaining troops of the USAFFE retreated to Bataan. We cannot tell how many districts of Manila are already liberated. News dispatches are a little confused. All we are sure of is that the first place recaptured is the University..

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February 3, 1945

Well, looks like the Japs are getting ready to evacuate Manila and suburbs. Lots of fires early this morning -- they are destroying supplies and from the looks of things, burning up half of the country in doing it. Oh yes, they have been throwing bones, etc. on the ground and in garbage cans whenever..

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February 2, 1945

[Separate sheet of paper dated] Febr. 2nd (1945) 1st Friday and Communion - A spiritual happiness & joy which gives strength far beyond mere physical strength - Hope and charity – There are reports - fairly reliable - of landings at Nasugbu Batangas 2 days ago and at Subic Bay 3 days ago - Nasugbu is to..

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February 2, 1945

There has been plenty of activity around here lately -- both day and night. Well the boys are getting closer all the time. But our food is getting less every day and right now it is a toss up who gets here first -- the troops with some food or the buzzards. The Japs are..

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January 28, 1945

[Separate sheet dated] Jan. 28th Tho’ I am weak today, I feel rested and completely peaceful -I went to Confession last night & to Communion this morning - I saw Jose Ossario and know that if I die Dorita & the children will be sent back by the 1st boat and will be taken care of - It..

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January 23, 1945

Breakfast, lunch, and supper same as yesterday. The camp is out of wood with the exception of green acacia. They have already burned dining tables and parts of the dining shed and yesterday and today they used benches and chairs from the fourth floor school room to supplement the acacia. This morning a large chunk..

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