February 15, 1945

On the night of February 12, at around midnight a barrage of gunfire suddenly erupted and lasted until 7:00 a.m. without any interval! It was terrifying beyond words! The college shook from the cannon fire and trench mortars! Bullets were flying so thick that it sounded like a hailstorm! Everybody stayed in their rooms as..

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February 3, 1945

Every day is about the same. Early in the morning planes flew over scouting the waterfront for ships. Yesterday a gasoline depot and a motorboat were bombed. During the last few nights we have heard gunfire in the distance. The USAFFE are attacking the garrisons on the outskirts of the city. Meñing had a funny..

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January 26, 1945

Last night around 6:00 p.m. we could hear shooting in the distance and it lasted till around 3:00 a.m. So far today I have not heard any shooting, but at this very minute four American planes flew over. I heard them dive and machine gun. Their targets were Iloilo waterfront. At 2:30 thirteen flying fortresses..

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