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December 14, 1941 

Sunday again. Are staying in Catholic school in city, fairly safe. Several raids during day, no bombing. Good to be back with the Sqd’n again. Morale is high, everyone wants ships and a crack at the Nips.

Burns evidently had been separated from the squadron since landing at Cabanatuan on December 10th. The 21st’s officers and enlisted men–who had remained behind at Nichols Field–were moved to de la Salle College in Manila city, awaiting new orders.