October 28, 1942 (Wednesday)

Barbers Point NAS

Hitchhiked the 30 miles out to the field this morning. Everybody on the damned island has official cars for their private use, except this outfit of ours. It’s the skipper’s fault. He doesn’t give a damn for the personnel.

An ONI bulletin stated that by the end of the year the Japs will have a 2000% surplus of rubber, a 1600% surplus of oil, and a dozen other raw material surpluses. If they could hold what they have conquered they would be the richest nation on earth. This is going to be a long hard war!

Hop this afternoon.