Had to change our priorities in sending planes to Australia! ABDA is desperate! Fields getting bombed! Lost 4 B-17’s on ground; also 7 pursuits. We rarely lose a ship in the air, but my God, how they do catch us on the ground.
Burma situation not quite so gloomy, but God knows whether or not we can save the place. Gerow and I have been yelling for the British to ask for Chinese help; but they (B) are certainly stiff-necked.