November 26, 1942 (Thursday)

Barbers Point NAS

Accompanied Tad up to his daily work in the famed “crater” where the Hawaiian Department Headquarters and nerve centers are located – all in underground galleries. The lower entrances provide a magnificent view of southern Oahu.

Down to the Halekulani for a swim and lunch, where I ran to Patu Hedemann and her cousin Mrs. “Beeza” MacIntosh, the latter being, not only quite pretty, but a truly remarkable girl, who works for the Army training “sentry dogs” — a “he-man” job if I ever knew of one. She is excellent at skiing, golf, and tennis, and has traveled extensively. Wears paw- stained clothing, worn and faded, and yet “chic.” Spends most of every day training the odd assortment of former pets to be efficient sentry dogs; to bark at intruders, and to attack a man upon command. No easy job. She’s married to a Marine officer who is now in the South Pacific.

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