October 29, 1944

The press proclaimed in bold lines: "American Bombing in Leyte Ceases". "In the face of a terrific Japanese attack, the American fleet had abandoned the landing troops which are facing complete annihilation. American forces in the Pacific have been completely destroyed and Manila is going to be spared attacks for a long time." I was..

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October 29, 1944

Hallelujah! Our bombers came three different times today! Japanese guns barked frantically but ineffectively at our bombers. Seemingly unperturbed, our bombers taxied in and out of the puffs of smoke caused by the heavy aircraft guns. They dipped, dove, and dropped their bombs and they flew away. What a show! Most of the bombings were..

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October 29, 1944

Twenty minutes of eight -- heard planes-- spotted eight flying high. Thought they might be Japanese, but the anti-aircraft guns soon let loose and bombs began to fall near Nichols Field and the waterfront -- circled around several times and at nine a.m. was quiet (They were caught napping). At 9:25 a.m. 12 Japanese planes..

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October 28, 1944

The younger men in camp, who had been doing the heavy manual work, were informed by the Commandant that they would have to start another garden. These men were discouraged and sick at heart, for they felt that it was useless and back-breaking work for men on starvation diets. They knew from sad experience that..

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Oct. 20 to 26, 1944

Were daily air raid alarms but no bombings, the Japs are very nervous and it’s dangerous to be caught out of bounds, many have been badly slapped around. Japs trying to force more labor out of us for garden; they allow workers in garden to buy at low prices a small quantity of cigarettes and..

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October 24, 1944

Air raid alert went at 5:58 a.m. At 7:20 a.m. our planes came over and started bombing before alarm went. Saw eight planes come out of the clouds. Dropped heavy bombs. Air raid over at 9:10 a.m. Air raid alarm again at 10:15 a.m. Bombing around Cavite. No planes over Manila. Raid off at 10:50..

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