Diary of Ike Thomas

2/1/45

Corporal Romeyn (Dutch Army) died of tuberculosis. 2nd Lt Heller (U S Army) died of bacillary dysentery. Heavy artillery in the distance (unable to determine just where due to the way the walls around Bilibid distorts sounds) from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM  and from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Bombing and strafing of the Manila area. Big fires and smokes. A red, white and blue kite was flown where we could see. Everyone trying to interpret the kite as some kind of symbol.