Routine flight. Got Larry Muhoy to hop in my plane. S.B.D. cracked, no one hurt, but the pilot sure didn’t give a damn. I was first there and that got me sore. Some of these Officers are really rotten, oh well. T-4 cracked on me while night flying, and Art is in the Navy in Holland now.
Went up on a hop. Had a perfect turkey dinner. Afterwards, had I.W. Harper whiskey with O’Malley, Ramson, Reams, Maloy, and five others. The class from Alameda gave a toast to the ending of the War, and for all to return home for a happy life. Note – The whiskey was borrowed from Officer Flyers.
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Got liberty back. Ramson and I hitch-hiked to Honolulu, and went to Mr. and Mrs. Abrou’s house. They took us to the South Seas for dinner. We later visited an ex-Navy friend of theirs, and drank some home brewed beer. Seen Phil Rice’s wife (a pal from Oakland), and found out a couple of fellows from home (Everet Hill and Bill Adess) were killed in action. Took the train at 0430 and made perfect time. Terrific storm late tonight.
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
Sent money order for $100.00 to my bank and $10.00 to Dottie. Terrific rain storm. I was soaked wet while checking my plane. I came home late during the storm, and all planes were grounded.
Big day today in Hawaii, remembering Pearl Harbor one year later. Alert 0500. Turned out for a quick take-off and manned our planes. No flying due to very bad weather.
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Liberty – O’Malley, Ramson, and I took Norma to lunch. Went to “Breakers”, what a time. Had beers with the boys from Alameda, and raised hell with the cops.
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Liberty – Ramson and I visited Mr. and Mrs. Abrou and had dinner. Later, we had a party at Tony’s and had brew. We missed the train and bus and had to hitch-hike. Received word that Art got married.