July 14, 1945

Posted: July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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The war really picked up tempo, and on July 14 from 11:40 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. we were under fire from the sea. We were told that it was Task Force 58. Five of our men were killed in this raid, – four Dutch men and one Marine we had nicknamed Sparks, who was our radio man in the Philippines. As far as I could see, the American fleet suffered no damage, but they sure did plenty in our camp and in the steel mill. Also, the gasoline refinery and the town suffered lots of damage. One big shell hit in our camp and some smaller caliber. Later in the afternoon the industrial area was bombed and strafed, and many of our men were wounded that day.

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Comments
  1. a gray says:

    Your posts a very important and present a view, a perspective that is rarely if ever seen. Thank you for presenting these.

  2. It is painful to hear about these men who suffered so much for so long and then died at the hands of their rescuers. I Have just come to the same point in the account I am editing at the moment.

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