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Wednesday, May 6, 1942

This morning I attended a committee meeting on “Landing Craft™ at which were discussed questions on which I begged the answers last February:

Who is responsible for building landing craft?
What types are they building?

Are they suitable for cross channel work?

Will the number of each type be sufficient? etc?

How in hell can we win this war unless we can crack some heads? Corregidor surrendered last night. Poor Wainwright! He did the fighting in the Philippine Islands – another got such glory as the public could find in the operation. Resistance elsewhere in the P.I. will quickly close – so it lasted five months.

General MacArthur’s tirades, to which T.J. and I so often listened in Manila, would now sound as silly to the public as they then did to us. But he’s a hero!! Yah.