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March 21, 1942 

Alert for couple hours in aft. Had party in evening. It was awful drunk out, self included. Have no interest in girls any more. Guess Jean is the xplaination (sic).

With Grover’s approval, the pilots arranged another of their planned twice-a-month parties this evening, inviting 20 nurses from the hospitals. Lasting until 4:00 a.m., “it was another drunken brawl, but everyone had a good time”, one of the other pilots recorded in his diary. But it looked like it would be the last one, as they were running out of alcohol.