March 27, 1944 (Monday)

“Cactus,” Carney Field, Guadalcanal

Found three letters on my desk today from Beverly (Powell) Pope. For a married woman she certainly takes an interest in my morale. Averages 10 to 15 V letters a month. Her husband being called up has certainly thrown her into a spin lately, tho. 

Had a British Admiral (Daniels) here last night whose shirt epaulets threw everyone for a loss. They were so spectacular that for a while we were all thought he must be least be “Admiral of the Fleet,” they turned out to be only two stars.

A trip to Australia seems to be in the offing!