September 8, 1942 (Tuesday)

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor

Seems that we are definitely going to get B-24s — soon. Can’t believe it — and won’t until I actually step into one of them.

Ran into Barthes this noon. He just returned from Solomons.

Went down to the weekly afternoon dance at the tennis club bar next to the swimming pool. Got slightly jovial on “planters punch” and worked up enough interest in a girl on the dance floor to make me take a try at it myself. The girl, Nancy Worrall, looked very much like Dorothy McGuire (of “Claudia” fame) and proved very interesting.