November 14, 1944

This morning at 6:00 a.m. we heard shooting at a distance and since it seemed to be getting closer, we arose and got dressed. The shooting remained at the river so we decided to have our breakfast. At about 10:30 a.m. two American planes flew over and dropped leaflets. None fell in the city. A..

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November 14, 1944

Last night the guards all gathered on the road without any fear of traffic, below the high bank at the hospital, Here under a sort of cheerleader they shouted and roared rhythmic calls or cheers across the wide valley. It sounded like many voices, echoing and reechoing, They kept it up for half an hour..

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November 14, 1944

Enemy aircraft awakened me more efficiently than my alarm would have done at 2:45 a.m. I looked out of my window and saw that the sky above the entire Manila Bay area was aglow with a dazzling light. Apparently, our bombers were on the job, for the heavy aircraft guns kept up a continual barking...

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November 14, 1944

Nov. 14th Raids all day – this is fine – It is interesting to note that we have no deaths on air-raid days – Perhaps they help in the struggle for survival – The air-raid alarm was on from 7:38 to 6:50– 11 hours – we’ll sleep well tonight – I am reading the Beard’s..

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November 14, 1944

Alert all night and raid at 7:35 AM which continued to 3:30 before going back to alert. Work was held up again somewhat but even so was adequately taken care of during the evening. Late in the afternoon, we were notified that the McKinley detail would leave in the morning. The hours of departure for..

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November 14, 1944

Manilans are excited, morale has soared and there are bright smiles on the faces of everyone you meet on the streets. All day yesterday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for almost every hour, U.S. planes bombed and rebombed Jap installations in the City. There are fires all around: two in the direction of Murphy,..

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