Rainstorm. Lost one P-40 New Zealand flyer and one S.B.D. plane – Both pilots killed. Four F4F’s also cracked up on the field – no one else hurt. O’Malley led a fight with our tent-mate. We’re all in a fighting mood. Wish we’d leave for action soon.
Presented O’Malley the $500.00 – he sure was happy. Attended Army church services. Navy funeral services held at our camp for the three flyers lost last Thursday. One hop late this evening.
Land sighted – New Hebrides Islands. Entered channel. Many U.S. and British cruisers and destroyers in the harbor. U.S.S. Enterprise in harbor and about 20-30 freighters and transports. Refueled and Anchored. Fifteen VF-11’s came aboard. Sold my dagger for $35.00. Went swimming over side of ship. Anchored for night in harbor. Beautiful moonlight, and little Dottie on my weary mind.
Location: New Hebrides, Vanuatu