This was the coldest morning since I had been in the Philippines. Fort Drum fired ten rounds on a Jap ship in Manila Bay at 3 PM. They had authority for only 10 rounds and while waiting authority for more, the ship got away. Raid no. 7 occurred from 12:30 to 2:30. We got three out of nine bombers. They dropped two out of three sticks in the ocean. Their bombing heretofore has been painfully accurate.

There was some air but no bombs. Fuse (?) 30, mechanical, not powder-train, is good if you have it. (We don’t). Rumor has it that Hawaiian forces are being reinforced and bravely await another attack.

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