The next visit of U.S. planes over Bayombong brought destruction to the town, with bombs and strafing rounds killing lots of people.
The church building and convent were totally demolished and burned to the ground. Several large buildings, including the Provincial Building and the theatre, were demolished. The entire commercial center was destroyed. Our neighbor’s house, including our house, was strafed. Mr. Puley, a retired school teacher, was hit on the leg, which became gangrenous for lack of medicine. We could hear his moaning day and night until he died. The foul odor of his worm-infested flesh prevented us from going near him. May his soul rest in peace, together with the nuns who died in their convent.