October 24, 1944

There are bombers flying. Nope, they're pursuit planes, plenty of them, about fifty. They're up too early, I think. Ben's looking at them and he says they're Japs. Yes, I think he is right. I can hear that familiar metallic roar. Tia Mameng is nervous. She says there's an air-raid signal. "I heard the siren",..

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October 24, 1944

Some twenty planes made a thunderous attack over Nichols, catching the guardians of the city unaware. They did not hit as accurately as on the first day. In San Pedro, Makati, bombs were dropped off-target. A boat in Manila Bay was bombed several times but it remained firmly afloat. A Japanese official attributed this poor..

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October 24, 1944

No raids today, but we could hear planes flying overhead although they were not visible. According to the Panay Times this morning, 600 American ships arrived at Leyte Gulf on October 17 and troops landed on October 19, 1944!! The landing took place during a bad typhoon, and that was the time Iloilo was flooded!

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10-24-44

REESE, Charles Athol, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, ASN: 6383509, died at 0520 this date. Cause of death: Beriberi (cardiac). This man was a member of above-mentioned draft group. GREGORY, Herbert James, Private, British Army, died at 0705, this date. Cause of death: Dysentery, amebic.  Remains of both taken to Manila for interment in Del Norte..

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October 24, 1944

About 7:30 six planes roared over from east to west over the mountain backbone. The last two tore ahead of the middle two, zooming, dipping and soaring. Yamato asked Denki later, after the camp had lined the bank to watch, "What did you think of the planes?" Denki said, "I think they were American and..

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24 October 1944

A bad day - Five Jap air attacks. Shrapnel hits Flagbridge wounding 7 men. One Army Sargent and one Chief Signalman and 5 sailors. US Destroyer DD-563 struck a mine -- sinking very slowly. One Jap bomber shot down crashing into a US LCI-1065 causing heavy damage and ship burned until she sank. One officer..

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24 October 1944

A day to remember for the storm broke. The Jap air force really came out of hiding. From 5:30AM up until 11:PM it was one GQ after another. Many planes were hit and fell all over the transport area. It was a sight I'll never forget and to try to put into words the certain..

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24 October 1944

This has been a day I will never forget in all my days. At 0500 enemy planes appeared and were shot at by AA fire, but at 0800, 30 enemy planes were heading our way and all hands went to GQ. They were first sighted by our fighter planes who put at least 5 on..

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