Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

December 21, 1942

Yesterday, the bombing continued – thank goodness it was not near us. Planes flew overhead, but they went in the direction of Barotac Viejo and Sara.

Last night we all slept well, but at daylight we were already awake and dressed. Shortly afterwards we heard the drone of planes and looking out of the window, we saw two planes flying over the road to Sara. On their way back they flew over us again.

Yesterday afternoon two soldiers and an officer from the Philippine Army passed by and they told us that Martha Rey’s house was a direct hit.

Our nerves seem to be affected with all this bombing and machine gunning – even the children feel it, but perhaps later on we will get used to it like the people in Europe.