February 18, 1945

The evenings are a nightmare. They bring a rosary of shocks produced by powerful guns which, from New Manila and Grace Park, strike at Ermita and Intramuros, shaking the air, the earth, the doors and the nerves. Projectiles fly over our heads, whistling their funereal song of destruction. We cannot look at them: we can..

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January 9, 1945

Mush, coco-milk, and coffee, so called for breakfast. Forty seven of our B-24's came over this morning. They done their bombing and as far as we know, none of them was hit. So glad. Earlier in the morning our dive bombers were operating over near Caloocan. I believe the R.R. shops. Another bunch did some..

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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 of my life. Felt like crying. Several women did cry. Later they came back and sprinkled (that's the word) Grace Park with small bombs. One large fire (oil) and several..

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October 15, 1944

Hooray, there were here again... this morning. They came at about 10 o'clock, after Mass. Of course, you know who I mean by "they". Japanese planes went up this time. People said there were many dogfights around Caloocan. Several civilians were killed. I saw a heartbreaking sight. An American aviator bailed out. First, he looked..

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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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4-18-44

One patient admitted from Japanese work detail at Caloocan, P.I, PARKER, R.D., SGT, USMC, who attempted escape on 4-14-44, was removed from Camp brig at 0830 this date by the Japanese to the Japanese Military Police Headquarters.

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