H. Beaber - In the Philippines - Sunday, April 12, 1941-1942

We had a little excitement today. Cecil and I were at Cinco de Junio for meeting. The first testimony was being given when four explosions were heard and felt. I say “felt” because with each blast the house shook and the wall at my back seemed to bulge indefinitely.

Immediately, there was confusion. One in the meeting stood up and cried, ”Flying Fortress!” Children in the neighbor’s house began to cry and in a few seconds, there were shouts, murmurs, excited talking, and laughing as people poured into the streets or the more fearful ran for air-raid shelters and dug-outs.

With difficulty, we continued our meeting. Learned afterward that American planes had come over all night.