Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

February 1, 1942 — Sunday

The President is quite depressed. He spoke to General MacArthur about his trip to the U.S.

At 9 p.m. I was in the house and heard a plane. I called the attention of Colonel Nieto and Major Romulo to it. We all thought that it was our own plane. Suddenly the Machine gun of the 92nd C.A. which is near the house began shooting, followed almost immediately by the alarm. We did not go to the big tunnel. We just went to a small tunnel of the North Battery commanded by Captain Farris a Catholic Officer in whose command I heard Mass last Sunday.