Bad connections at Pittsburgh. Slept on leather bench in Washington Air Terminal overnight.
Pentagon Bldg. in morning before eight. Saw Gen. Marshall’s office. Found out that Noje died as a result of injuries received in a crash at his field in Tunisia! on Aug. 31. He was buried on Sept. 1st at the American Cemetery in Tunis.
Went to the Navy Dept. and got a little satisfaction on my request for transport duty. Had lunch with Mary Gedney whom I hadn’t seen or heard of for 2 1/2 years. Same old Mary – beautiful but dumb.
Caught the train to New York. Saw Marie Elliot outside her show (opening night) “One Touch of Venus” — a smash hit. She ran squeaking into the street and kissed me, smearing me thoroughly with makeup. Not unpleasant though.
To bed in a very dirty room at the Windsor.