Diary of John P. Burns

November 21, 1941 

Reported to Nichols Field this morning and N.F. is PLUM for the present. We are to be someplace in the P.I.’s. We are not happy about it.

Nichols Field was just south of Manila, where the 17th Pursuit was currently based. Evidently the 21st and 34th Pursuit pilots still thought that PLUM was a base in the Philippines to which they were being assigned.