Another day. Yesterday finished and got off long telegrams breaking off command connection between Philippine Islands and Australia so Brereton, in latter place, could operate directly under Wavel, C.G. of ABDA area. Today a wire from MacArthur saying fine! ! ! But I’ve got my fingers crossed. I still think he might have made a better showing at the beaches and passes, and certainly he should have saved his planes on December 8 -but he’s still the hero! !