March 18, 1942 (Wednesday)

South Pacific

Was thinking last night of some of the wonderful shots I could’ve gotten with my movie camera at Morokrembangan, if I’d only brought it along. Bet I could’ve sold them for a fancy price in the States.

Some of the fellows fully expect to get in trouble back home when they start spilling the beans to that most deluded of all publics – the great American public!

The dope has it that we are getting into San Francisco around the third of April. Just so long as I stay away from the Atlantic, I’m happy.

Doc Wassell, according to the news bulletin, got the Navy Cross. Pretty good for an old duck like him. Wonder if he had to get himself killed or captured to do it?