January 17, 1945

So many things have happened since December 22, 1944 that I do not know whether I can recall everything, but I will relate the most eventful happenings. The house next door was not burned after all, but the elderly caretaker of the house was kidnapped by the USAFFE soldiers. He was released on the eve..

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December 21, 1944

Last night we heard a plane around 9:30 p.m. Although we could no longer hear its drone, suddenly there was a terrible explosion and the house shook! There was no further explosion after this and there was no shooting from the USAFFE. We slept the remainder of the night. Planes flying overhead awakened us this..

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December 20, 1944

Last night we could hear bombing in the distance. This morning we saw several planes fly over the Santa Barbara air field. Around noon, a heavy drone was heard and we saw three formations of 4-motor and 8-motor planes. They flew towards Santa Barbara. We watched from the back porch and a few minutes later..

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December 17, 1944

Last night we continued to hear bombing in the distance. The Bulletin Board announced an American landing on the big island of Mindanao on December 15. No planes flew over us today. The airfield is completely destroyed and the two roads leading to it are a mass of holes. It’s strange that the animals also..

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