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February 9, 1942 

Enemy attempted landing last night, no luck. A lot of them floating around in water today. Cleaned it up. Quiet day and night.

The 21st this day was occupied in search and cleaning up operations, an unpleasant task due to the stench of the dead and swarms of flies. The landing attempt mentioned by Burns was again at Silaiim Bay, repulsed by artillery and machine gun fire from the beaches.