Sunday, March 22, 1942

Bacolod, our home, and La Carlota, on this island, machine-gunned by four low-flying Japanese planes. A bus in Bacolod riddled but all passengers had fled at approach of planes. Airports at Bacolod and La Carlota evidently targets of Japs, but automobiles on highways gunned also in passing. The Japanese attacks always seem to come on Sundays. Three Sundays ago Cebu was shelled from a destroyer five miles out which indiscriminately poured heavy shells into the city, causing destruction to buildings and loss of life. We all have a fear of the weekends, this is always when people flee, and all is calm again by the middle of the week. Tension high again by Saturday.

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