Notes of Raymond Leyerly

October 18, 1944

Air raid alarm at 8:44 a.m. However, our planes didn’t come over until about 9:45 a.m. Heavy bombing — several dog fights. One plane fell in flames over Tondo way. Also one parachutist. Another plane caught fire and went down near mountains in direction of Novaliches.

Another wave of planes came over at about noon. More dog fights with two Jap bombers and one fighter downed — could be seen from our room.

All quiet until about 4:00 p.m. when another wave of our planes came from over the bay in rain. Plenty of anti-aircraft fire. Our planes could be seen diving through bursting shells. They were evidently after ships in the bay.

All clear sounded at 5:20 p.m. Back to air alert.