Feb. 7, 1945

My Darling Kay:

We are still sitting here in Lingayen Gulf, waiting for our mail I guess.

A report came over the radio on the 5th and said our troops were in Manila and that the Japs were burning the southern end of the city. “The dirty dogs.” I guess we will have to fix up Tokyo for them

I wish we could get out of here.   We still have Air Defense  every night and morning.

The Japanese practiced "scorched earth" tactics as they become more and more frustrated by their losses.