February 7, 1944 (Monday)

Brisbane, Australia

Went down to Brisbane beach resort known as Surfers’ Paradise (just south of Southport, which is 40 miles south of Brisbane). Hotel just taken over by the Navy. Very nice. The beach here is one of the most magnificent in the world. Far to 800 yards wide and 20 to 30 miles long of a fine, white sand. Met a rather attractive Brisbane girl (Lorna Vowles — A.B.C.) and took her to dinner and a movie. 

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