March 1st, 1943


Fiji Islands.  Rest of planes took off.  Dropped anchor in bay – no harbors or piers – unloaded all gear into landing barges.  Landed on island 1500.  Many natives.  Traveled fifteen miles to our camp, Army style – cots, mess kits, and pitched camp.  Islands are very beautiful, natives still wear primitive clothing, but speak English very well.  All cars and trucks drive on the opposite side of the road.  No blackout rules.