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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969). At the time of these entries, serving in the American Military Mission to the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935-1939) or the war Plans Division (1941-1942).All Posts