October 31, 1942 (Saturday)

Barbers Point NAS

Afternoon hop. Instruments. Buzzed outgoing convoy and the beach in front of the Halekulani.

Turned down chance to go to the states — to hell with the home fires until the war is over. I want to go West, not East.

Navy announced that the carrier termed “damaged” a few days ago is now officially sunk. Most likely the Hornet. That leaves us damned little to go on.

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