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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December 5, 1944

Last night we heard cannon fire somewhere out in the distance. This morning we heard two shots (the Japanese signal for fire). Then we heard more shots, presumably coming from the USAFFE soldiers. Soon there was a big blaze in the same vicinity as the other fires. We could see the soldiers, the few that..

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