May 12, 1943 (Wednesday)

Nouméa, New Caledonia

Went out to the USS Solace (Hospital ship) to have my ears tested. The percent loss of hearing for the average of all frequencies was; Right ear —11.2%; Left ear —10.4% loss. This is not bad, and does not explain my difficulty in understanding people over the interphone on the plane.

Had a good lunch aboard the Solace and came back to the captain’s gig along with USO actor Jimmy Burke. Saw the movie “Tales of Manhattan.” Very good. Still on Ile Nou.

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