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Sunday, March 8, 1942

ABDA area is gone. Java is occupied almost completely. The task of reorganizing a command in S.W. Pacific is under study. Australians have made a proposal, through London, that U.S. take Supreme Command. The Navy will probably not agree. Proposal contained in Chiefs of Staff – No. (W) 109. What a headache this combined stuff is!! We spend our time figuring out how to keep from getting in each other’s way rather than in how to fight the war.