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5 Apr. ’42

A strange Easter Sunday and homesickness magnified. Special dinner arranged today at five PM, with fried chicken and ice cream special order through the welfare fund. Cur first Ice cream. Very warm. Good Easter sermon by Chaplain Brewster. Very little flying today, but formation bombers started something toward
Bataan at four PM, Wonder when conditions will change. It’s been a long time here, 94 days. Reading “Arrowsmith” after many years. Finished “The Mystery of the Purple Onion,” by Ashbrook, not very heavy, but a diversion these days. It would be easier If I only knew my broadcast of March 5th got through. An exchange of messages home would ease things for all of us but war does not disclose anything to us but Japanese victories through an occasional local paper, and scurrilous things about the Americans.