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March 4, 1942

Yesterday morning, several planes flew in perfect formations of nine. At one time, they all joined in one formation, flying very low. I counted more than seventy. Buildings and hearts were rattled.

Was this just a deliberate display of aerial power? Or were the planes going to attack Bataan and other fronts? The planes could have come from Java. But no one knew for sure.

According to the newspapers, one hundred planes flew over Manila after bombing Bataan. The press reported that they are part of the five hundred planes keeping watch over the Philippines. This is very disheartening for those who still hope that the American forces are coming back to liberate the Philippines.