March 5, 1944 (Sunday)

“Cactus,” Carney Field, Guadalcanal

Borrowed two engined Cessna from Army photographic squadron (17th Photo Squadron) to take the Admiral and Captain Morehouse over to General Moore’s for a swimming party (with champagne) to celebrate the general’s new star. The Cessna handled very nicely despite the fact that it is the first light plane I’ve ever flown. Did bounce a few times though. 

2 thoughts on “March 5, 1944 (Sunday)”

  1. The twin Cessna would have been the Cessna T-50/AT-17/UC-78/JRC-1. The army version would have been the AT-17 or UC-78 version depending on when built. He’s mis-speaking here since he would have flown even lighter single engine aircraft in primary and intermediate training.

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