February 22, 1944 (Tuesday)

Piva Field, Bougainville

Took Adm. Halsey and staff to Treasury, where they were picked up by our DC and taken on to Barakoma and Munda.

This Truk deal seems to have weaken the whole Jap Pacific set up. Our only sensible move now is toward the Philippines Via Admiralty Is., Hollandia, Ambon, Menado, Davao, Luzon, and Formosa — 7 or 8 big airfields to go! We can leave the Marshalls,Carolines and Marianas to CencPac now.

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