January 28, 1942

The Japanese paper, the Nishi-Nishi, had us in a tizzy of merriment. How crude and fantastic could their propaganda be? The paper carried this astonishing bit of news: “The Santo Tomas Internment Camp has been ruthlessly bombed by Americans, and the Japanese condemn the bombing of Manila by Americans, especially the bombing of Santo Tomas, which clearly exposes the inhumanity of the Americans.”

In anticipation of another raid by our bombers, .many of us stayed in the west patio until 9 p.m. By the light of the full moon we scanned the heavens above us in hope of seeing our planes.

We waited in vain.

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