Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

December 6, 1944 — Wednesday

Busy all day in the office. 5:30 p.m. called on President Osmeña’s daughter Henrita and her husband Mr. Veloso and the widow of Emilio Osmeña. Returned home at 6 p.m. While I was washing for dinner the air raid warning was sounded followed by machine gun fire in the landing strip. Soon we heard an explosion and saw a fire.