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 was seen shot down. At 8:50 a.m. another wave of over 50 planes; heavy bombing... several more fires started; planes left but all clear was not sounded until 3:00 p.m...

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August 22-September 21, 1944

The partial blackout started on Aug. 22. There was an occasional practice air-raid alarm and one or two actual air-raid alarms during August and the early part of Sept. From about Sept. 16 the Japanese were having anti-aircraft gun practice every morning and sometimes at night with dozens of searchlights. The blackout continued in effect...

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