Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

October 17, 1942

On Thursday night (Oct. 15) and Friday (Oct. 16) there was fighting all the way from Leganes (a town outside of Jaro) to Pototan. There were heavy losses on the enemy side, but a few casualties on ours.

Guerrilla warfare is taking place all over the islands and almost every day there is fighting some place. Last week the City of Zamboanga (located in the southern part of the Philippines on the big island of Mindanao) was burned by the USAFFE Army.