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 minutes later we saw a large number of our planes come out of the clouds to the east –looked like flocks of birds– there was anywhere from 60 to 100 light bombers and some fighters. We saw them fly into a blanket of bursting anti-aircraft shells without breaking their formation and then split up and go into a dive for their objective. Heavy bombs were used some fires were started. No dog fights this time. All quiet until 10:05 a.m. when another wave of planes came over from the east. They moved up very pretty on the clear blue sky. Some anti-aircraft fire but no dog fights. Bombing around waterfront and bay.
Another wave of planes came over at 1:30 p.m. Very heavy bombing –one continuous roar. Awe-inspiring is the word. Then all quiet and the all clear was sounded at 5:45 p.m.
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 in flames over Tondo way. Also one parachutist. Another plane caught fire and went down near mountains in direction of Novaliches.
Another wave of planes came over at about noon. More dog fights with two Jap bombers and one fighter downed — could be seen from our room.
All quiet until about 4:00 p.m. when another wave of our planes came from over the bay in rain. Plenty of anti-aircraft fire. Our planes could be seen diving through bursting shells. They were evidently after ships in the bay.
All clear sounded at 5:20 p.m. Back to air alert.
Air alert at 7:25 a.m. Air raid alarm at 7:55 a.m.
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 dog fights. Grace Park heavily blasted. Raid off at 1:30 p.m. Back to air alert.
Air-raid alert at 11:50 a.m. Called off October 13.
Air raid alarm at noon, changed to air raid alert. Same unidentified planes went over too high to be seen.
Several planes around. Evidently Japanese. One group of 12, one of 7, dive for their objective. Heavy bombs were used — some fires were started. No dog fights this time. All quiet until 10:05 am when another wave of planes came over from the east. They showed up very pretty on the clear blue sky. Some anti-aircraft fire but no dog fights. Bombing around the waterfront and Bay.
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 p.m.
Alarm sounded. Planes passed over very high. No fighting around Manila.