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January 22, 1943

Yesterday three planes flew over and bombed Santa Cruz, 3 km from us. They are bombing along the road again, so we expect the Japanese to pass through any day now.

This morning a plane circled right over our house. We surely were frightened as one never knows what they will do.

We have heard that three Japanese transport ships have arrived off the coast of Capiz (north of the island).

John (our cook) left yesterday for our farm in Barotac to see what the Japanese had taken of our things, and to bring back Coné’s trunk and microscope.