Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

December 15, 1944

Last night we did not sleep well as we were awakened by constant cannon or gunfire. To make matters worse, Nature had to do her share to shake us up. At 3:00 a.m. we were awakened by an earthquake –- the house was shaking terribly. Fortunately, there was only one tremor.

All day planes have been flying. We can hear the bombs exploding somewhere out in the ocean.