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Thursday, January 22, 1942

First air alarm today. Twelve two-motored bombers flew directly over the Central at 2:30 P.M, Servants saw planes approaching and came running in house calling that we were being attacked. I grabbed Beth from bathroom, mushed back for sticks for children’s mouths, returned second time for purse with papers and letters (Clay was in yard), and finally got out of house to see planes almost directly overhead flying very low—no bombs dropped.

Later report was that bombers were U.S., but no one certain. Air raid siren blew after planes had passed. Watcher on lookout tower lost head at sight of planes and instead of pulling cord to blow siren left watchout tower and came running to Central.