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October 10, 1941

On 10 Oct., we were scheduled to fire machine guns but the fire was called off because there was no airplane available! On 14 Oct., we had dinner and were taken to the cine as guests of Col. Bunker. With me were Capt. D. D. Edison, Capt. Jesse Punchess and Lt. Verde.

George told me that Col. Bunker made a remark at this dinner to the effect he would never recommend a reserve officer for promotion. He reversed his opinion of reserve officers after the war started and stated that there were good men both from West Point and from the Reserve and likewise poor officers from both places.