Diary of William Ritchie

25 October 1944

Same thing as yesterday with little variation. Things started at 5:05AM and continued on and off all day, up till midnight. To say we were tired, would be putting it mildly for we had a couple of GQs during the night and early morning, one of which lasted 3 hours but didn’t fire on one plane. There were times during the day when we didn’t even open our eyes as planes out of our range were taken under fire by other ships. Just bored to death with the whole affair. Falling Jap planes became a regular occurrence and lost its appeal. Believe it or not.