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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December 20, 1944

For seven days now we are without radio, and consequently, without news. The press is ashamed to circulate outside the capital, out of respect for the guerrillas of the air raid siren sounds—at most for ten hours. Its week-long silence means that the bombing of Manila must have been uninterrupted. We learned from the people..

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December 18, 1944

The alarm sounded yesterday, but the skies of Manila were clear of planes. The raids were made over Clark Field and Legazpi. However, we were kept alert by the raid today from 8:00 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon. In the morning a plane was shot down and the pilot parachuted down. A..

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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 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..

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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 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...

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