April 25th, 1943


Easter Sunday.  Arrived in the Solomon Islands and unloaded our gear in a hurry.  U.S.S. Waters shoved off.  As I set foot on the beach of Guadacanal, my mind was full of memorable fights + battles that went on here when the US Marines landed in August 7, 1942.  But I had work to do.  Put up our tent 200ft from the beach near the Lunga River (known as the Death Hole) both for the Marines and the Japs.  Thousands were known to be killed on crossing this river.  Turned in 1900.  Air Raid Alarm from 1150-1200.