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Saturday, March 28, 1942

I was made a Major General yesterday! Took the oath of office today. Still a permanent Lt. Col., but the promotion is just as satisfactory as if a permanent one. I suopose one could call it the official “stamp of approval” of the W.D.

I’ve been trying for some weeks to get some force ,in the Middle East and India. I want to help the British as much as possible – but avoiding use of our ground troops (except possibly one armored division). But I’m scared!! We must save that region or run the risk of losing the war!