April 28, 1943 (Wednesday)

Nouméa, New Caledonia

Still raining. Army camp to the rear is flooded to a depth of two to three feet. Soldiers wading around in swimming trunks and khaki shirts.

Saw D. at noon for a few minutes. Nothing to eat since last night. Full of barium for x-rays this morning and afternoon. Results negative. Dr. Burkley said it was undoubtedly an ulcer beginning, but that the treatment here had already so greatly improved it that it failed to show up. He’s going to leave me here for another week or so till I gain some weight.

Spent the evening with D. Weather finally cleared; a beautiful night.

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