Raymond Leyerly

Raymond Leyerly

(July 12, 1881 — February 12, 1945) former chief of police of Manila; since he was married to a Filipina, only he was interned in Santo Tomas.

September 22, 1944

The air raid alarm went at 7:15 a.m. and the planes came over at 7:30 a.m. Heavy anti-aircraft fire and bombing as yesterday. One plane

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September 24, 1944

Alarm went at 8:30 a.m. Some planes passed over the east of camp. They were headed south. No action around Manila. All-clear sounded at 1:00

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September 25, 1944

Several planes around. Evidently Japanese. One group of 12, one of 7, dive for their objective. Heavy bombs were used — some fires were started.

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October 15, 1944

Air alert at 8:39 a.m. Air raid alarm at 8:44 a.m. Large number of planes came over about 10:15 am. Bombed air fields — some

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October 18, 1944

Air raid alarm at 8:44 a.m. However, our planes didn’t come over until about 9:45 a.m. Heavy bombing — several dog fights. One plane fell

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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

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October 21, 1944

Air alert sounded at 7:48 am. Air raid alarm at 8:30 a.m. One more alert but no planes over Manila. No alarms on the 22nd

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October 24, 1944

Air raid alert went at 5:58 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. our planes came over and started bombing before alarm went. Saw eight planes come out

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October 25, 1944

Air alert at 8:30 a.m. Air raid alarm at 11:05 a.m. No planes over Manila –said to have been over Corregidor.

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October 29, 1944

Twenty minutes of eight — heard planes– spotted eight flying high. Thought they might be Japanese, but the anti-aircraft guns soon let loose and bombs

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November 5, 1944

Airraid at 7:30 a.m. Could hear our planes before alarms went. Heavy bombing at Zablan, Nichols, and Neilson air fields. Several dog fights. I saw

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November 6, 1944

Air alarm at 4:30 a.m. One plane shot down and crashed near Mandaluyong. Exploded and lit up the country side. All clear sounded at 6:29

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November 13-21, 1944

NOVEMBER 13 — Alarm 7:30 a.m. NOVEMBER 14 — Alarm 7:30 a.m. NOVEMBER 19 — Alarm 6:00 a.m. NOVEMBER 21 — Alarm 4:40 a.m.

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December 14, 1944

Alarm 7:50 a.m. All day bombing and strafing. Planes came over in fours and eights. Some at night. 24 hours alarm and total blackout.

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December 15, 1944

7:45 a.m. alarm –same as day before –all day raid –night several planes came over –several bombings –total blackouts.

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December 16, 1944

Alarm at 7:40 a.m. All day raid. All air fields bombed and strafed by waves of 4 — 8 — 12 planes. Lots of trucks

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December 23, 1944

10:15 a.m. eighteen B-24’s with several P-38’s came over and bombed Grace Park and kept on going toward Mariveles. The most beautiful and inspiring sight

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December 26, 1944

Air raid alarm at 10:30 a.m. Three B-24’s and five P-33’s came over. No rough stuff however. Note: Planes dropped leaflets over City on the

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December 28, 1944

No air raids; very quiet. We started the day with just mush. No sugar, milk or coffee. Two small ladles of mush 70% rice 30%

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December 29, 1944

Air raid alarm at 11:00 a.m. Six of our planes came over, circled and passed over Sto. Tomas going south. They drew onto air craft

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December 30, 1944

Started the day with rice lugao, but had an extra. Very weak coffee, sin leche, sin azucar. Small cup of vegetable soup. Of course there

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December 31, 1944

Lots of planes around last night. Mostly Japs I guess, but probably some of ours were over. Chow — about on a par with yesterday.

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