|240||August 10th, 1945.||29 years old at that time|
|They got burned on the face and back.|
I was busy treating for terrible burns during the morning . I sprinkled medicines called "Anesthesian" and so on over the body of patients. In the afternoon, neighbors came to me, asking for medical treatments.
When I made a call on a patient for the first time that afternoon, I knew the state of neighbors. There was nobody all over Motohara-machi (district). Trees died and an electricity poles were about to burn, and houses was destroyed, was burning or smoking. "Where did that many people go?" I wondered. I went toward the foot of a hill and then someone came saying, "Doctor, please see patients."
When I went to an air-raid shelter, there were almost 20 people in the narrow shelter. The injured who were worst were smashed on the head or broken their bowels out. That kind of injured persons had been dead already. And there were a number of burned patients. A slight injury was bleeding from a cut by glass. Patients got burned on the face, back, calf, chest and abdomen.
The reason why a man got burned on the face and back was that men who were in a field or farm looked back when they heard the noisy roars of planes. A ray of heated light flashed at that time. That was why they got burned on both face and back.