H. Beaber - In the Philippines - Saturday, December 20, 1942-1945

Had a quiet night. The enemy does not seem to like to bomb at night.

Japanese landed on Victoria Island. (Hong Kong) Nothing new from Singapore, but it looks more serious all the time. A

ir-raid warning came today at 12:30 and the planes appeared at 12:45. They circled and circled sometimes right over our house and we started several times to make a dash for the back room, which is the safest. They were very high and due to the bright sun, we could not see them. A few clouds kept them from getting their sights on their objective but about the second or third time over they dropped their “eggs.”

Then, they seemed to circle toward Camp Murphy. No news yet of damage and can see no fires. I need a haircut badly and wish the all-clear would sound so could go down towards San Andres. What a life! Why do men have to fight like this?

Leo came to see us this morning on his bicycle. He thinks a convoy will come from America about the 10th of January. My guess is about the first. Hard to say.

Well, there goes the signal, so I will be off. I got my hair cut all right, took a shower, and then cooked some hot-cakes for Cecil. To bed about eight.