December 14, 1944

Yesterday was quiet, but today there have been so many planes flying overhead that I no longer keep track of them. Early in the morning three formations flew over Iloilo bay and dropped their bombs. We have heard that there is an anti-aircraft gun on a small island on the other side of Guimaras Ialand..

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December 11, 1944

All quiet on the Eastern front last night, but at noon we saw three formations of American planes headed towards the airfield. A short while later the bombs fell. After they bombed, they flew over us. What a peculiar sensation! We know a bomb will not fall on us, but there is always that fear!..

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December 10, 1944

Last night was quiet. The only sound I heard was the tail of the cow hitting the side walls of her shelter. No planes this morning. There were three Japanese planes that flew over during the late evening and headed toward the east. People are now harvesting rice in the rice fields behind our house...

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December 8, 1944

Today is the third anniversary of the war. Last night I was awakened by the sound of an explosion somewhere in the distance. At noon we heard the drone of planes and looking out we counted 24 big, 4-motor planes and six small ones (Lockheeds). They flew towards the direction of a distant airfield. I..

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