October 24, 1944

No raids today, but we could hear planes flying overhead although they were not visible. According to the Panay Times this morning, 600 American ships arrived at Leyte Gulf on October 17 and troops landed on October 19, 1944!! The landing took place during a bad typhoon, and that was the time Iloilo was flooded!

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October 19, 1944

This is a continuation of yesterday. When I heard the heavy drone of planes, Susie, Dolly and I went downstairs to the dining room, which is all concrete. There were already many people there seeking shelter, and I was somewhat amused to see two men trying to get under a table. Some of us went..

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September 27, 1944

This morning I awakened early to attend the 6:15 mass in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, the founder of this order (Sisters of Charity). We had no raids yesterday or today. We heard that on September 24, when the Americans bombed Iloilo, one American had a forced landing near Oton. The pilot and his..

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September 20, 1944

The prices of food continue to soar. An egg which cost 5 Pesos a few days ago now costs 10 Pesos. Yesterday was another quiet day. The only sounds we heard were from the Japanese who were practicing cannon firing. Coné and Meñing are reinforcing the air raid shelter in the house. We keep hearing..

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September 16, 1944

We were eating breakfast at 7:30 this morning when the siren began blowing! Ten minutes later we sighted 30 planes flying towards the Santa Barbara airfield (20 km away). We could see them circling and diving, with each dive the planes would release their bombs. We watched from the back porch and did not leave until..

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