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October 29, 1944

Hallelujah! Our bombers came three different times today!

Japanese guns barked frantically but ineffectively at our bombers. Seemingly unperturbed, our bombers taxied in and out of the puffs of smoke caused by the heavy aircraft guns. They dipped, dove, and dropped their bombs and they flew away.

What a show! Most of the bombings were concentrated in Manila Bay and Nichols Field area, and again the Wild Eagles were conspicuous by their absence during the heavy fireworks. Only a few of them ventured into the air after the all clear was given.

The optimists were certain that we’d eat our Thanksgiving dinner in our homes.