October 19, 1944

After several unsettled days we left this AM. This is the 3rd draft out this week and 6 officers and myself were ordered to come today, the rest to follow. We came by truck, 10:45 AM to 3:45 PM. My officers were put on the concrete in the "beehive" (old hospital Bldg.) here at Bilibid...

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October 19, 1944

This is a continuation of yesterday. When I heard the heavy drone of planes, Susie, Dolly and I went downstairs to the dining room, which is all concrete. There were already many people there seeking shelter, and I was somewhat amused to see two men trying to get under a table. Some of us went..

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October 19, 1944

Just as we finished our dismal breakfast of dirty mush, our dear enemy returned! Kay and Margo were already on my bed, when Catesy and I ran into my room. While Catesy crouched by the window, I joined the girls on my bed, and for the next half hour we were exhilarated to the point..

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October 19, 1944

Little Ronnie took the mouse in a trap to the cat, opened the trap, released the little mouse upon which the cat pounced, then Ronnie ate the bait which was a peanut. Oura, dark and anxious, sat in the arbor yesterday looking out toward the blue range and overseeing the garden workers. Miss McKim says..

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October 19, 1944

At 7:30 a.m. our planes came over and caught them off guard. Anti-aircraft guns started shooting and bombs fell before the alarm sounded. About 40 minutes later we saw a large number of our planes come out of the clouds to the east --looked like flocks of birds-- there was anywhere from 60 to 100..

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October 19, 1944

We had a double feast today; great activity in the morning and doubly great in the afternoon. Without previous siren warnings the planes attacked at 7:15 a.m. and caught the sleeping guardians of the city by surprise. Before the anti-aircraft guns could be positioned, the enemies had dropped their loads and spun back to the..

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