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November 4, 1941

Good thing Clark and Parcher are easy to get along with. I fear that before we get to Manila that lots of nerves will be close to the breaking point.

The junior officers on board were assigned three to a cabin, while the senior officers had a stateroom to themselves. Second Lt. Robert D. Clark was Burns’ classmate at Ohio University, a 41-C Kelly Field graduate, while 1st Lt. Larry Parcher was the administrative, non-flying, officer of the 21st Pursuit.