February 19th, 1943

Shoved off from Ford Island 0830.  Navy band played us a few farewell tunes as we drifted from the pier.  We’re under way – with a million dollar cargo of planes and War equipment.  Got a little sea sick.  Note – Just before leaving, O’Malley and I borrowed three cases of bottled beer.

Tragedy – News by wireless came in late in the night way out at sea of the death of Mike O’Malley’s wife as a result of childbirth.  Baby girl is in perfect health.  Born Feb 14th, 1943, 2:30 am.  Named Diane Shannon.