History's greatest naval battle occurred in my hometown. I'm not sure if my paternal grandfather was a member of the guerilla movement who fought against the Japanese but he used to tell us stories about the second world war. He and his family along with other locals hid in caves. My grandfather mentioned that it was easy to distinguish the sound of an American jet fighter from that of a Japanese aircraft. The Americans did air assault against the Japanese infantry so campfires were not allowed for fear of being bombed.