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January 12th 1942

No air activity. Went to Middle Sector with Capt. Schenck regarding beach defense. To Kindly Field for powder cans and water as our supply of water has been knocked out, almost from the first raid. [All coast artillery guns of that period had powder charges contained in sheet metal vessels of 10 to 12 inches in diameter and 5 to 6 feet in length with pressure sealed lids. These made ideal containers for almost anything.]