Flew a P-35A for first time today. Not a bad plane but could be much better. Will be glad when the P-40Es are fixed. Shouldn’t get lost in this country.
On this day, a freighter brought 24 crated P-40Es into Manila Bay, the first part of a shipment of the new aircraft being sent for the two newly-arrived squadrons of the 35th Group. Fifty P-40Es had been taken from the production line to equip the two squadrons. In order to speed up delivery to their squadrons, some of the 21st’s and 34th’s mechanics were at the Philippine Air Depot helping its personnel uncrate and assemble the ships.