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Sunday, February 1, 1942

Events move too fast and keep me too busy to permit the writing of notes! Day by day the case looks worse in ABDA; it is becoming clear that Jap damage to Sumatra airfields is making it impossible for our B-17’s to jump from Bangalore (Ind.) to a satisfactory field in Java. Consequently, our air strength is not building up as expected. The Navy made a raid in the Marshalls and Gilberts. Some damage was done to shipping and- local defenses. One cruiser and one aircraft carrier of ours sustained minor damage.