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OVEMBER 10, 1942 - TUESD Y - CLEAR

I AWIKE AT 0600 BUT RHE NAV L ME HAD BEE UP SI CE 8330. THE DESTROYER LEFT FOR GU D LCANAL T 0900. LI E 0 THE DESTROYER IS, MUCH BETTER THA I HAD THOUGHT AND THE A AL OFFICERS ARE THE FINEST AND TREATED US VERY GOOD. THE ARMA E T ON OUR DEST OyER IS THE BEST I THE WORLD AND THE SPEED IS SO GREAT THAT I COULDN T STAND ON THE

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NOVEMBER 11, 1942 - WED ESDAY • CLEAR

AFTER LA DING WHILE E WERE MAKI G LI 0 S THE IGHT LOWLY TURNED TO DAW • WE STARTED TO CO STRUCT A TREA CH FOR FEA OF A AI RAID.

I CA HEAR THE CONSTA,T ROAR OF GUN FROM THE FRONT LI ES. IT SEEM

AS IF OUR FORCE ARE T FI I G A SINGLE SHOT AS THEY HAVE 0 ANNU - .ITION OR RATIONS. SOMETIMES THE E EMY PLA ES OULD CO E A D STRAFE US.

IT MAKES ME BOil WITH A GER WHEN THEY CO E T ST FE U. CA ONLY

COOK AT NIGHT. EVERY DAY I SEE MANY WOUNBED E. LT. KAT, ITH 70 MEN, TRANSPORTED RATIONS TO THE FRONT LINES.

NOVEMBER 12, 1942 - THURSDAY - CLEAR

ON (GUADAlCANAL) ALL DAY LONG I CAN HEAR THE ROAR OF ARTILLE Y

GUNS IN~THE FRONT ~ ES. THE E EMY PLA ES FLE OVER THE HEADS OF OUR FORCES AND STRAFED. OUR BIVOUAC RECEIVED A 'BO ARDUENT FR THE ENEMY VESSELS AND THE SHRAP EL AS FLYI GALL ROU D US. THE ENEMY MI HT ATTEMPT A LANDI G SO WE A E lOUR GUN POSITIONS. WE MOVED OUR 81 OUAC AREA TO THE REAR OF THE B TTAllON COMMAND POST. AT NIGHT E TRANSPORTED AMMUNITION TO THE FRO T LI ES A D IT WAS EXT E ELY DIFFICULT BECAUSE

OF THE DARKNESS. AROUND 2400 IT SEEMED AS THOUGH THERE WA SEA BATTLE.

THE SHELLS FROM OUR GUNS AND THE E EMV GU WERE FLYI G ALL OVER.

NOVEMBER 13, 1942 - 1~J"lt FRIDAY - CLEAR

i RETURNED FROM TRA S ORTI G AMMU ITI TO OUT FRONT LI ES EI~HT MILES ONE WAYhAROUND 0200 AND PROBATIONAL KATSURO WAS STILL TAANSPORT I G AMMUN ION FROM THE BEACH INTO THE dU GLE SO I HELPED HIM.IT SEEMED AS THOUGH THE SOLDIERS WERE ALL TI ED OUT. AFTER RETURN I G TO THE BIVOUAC AREA AROUND 0330 I HtD BREAKfAST. I HE ED CONSTRUCT A TRENCH UNllL 0700. SI CE E DIDN T HAVE A Y SLEE DURI G THE NIGHT EVERYBODY AS EXHAUSTED. U TIL 1500 THE ENTIRE PLATOO SLEPT. THE WE

EGAN DOING VARIOUS DUTIE • fRO TODAY 0 E CAN ONLY EAT 0 E AND ONE HALF RATIONS A DAY. THERE IS NO WAY OF GETTI G RATIONS. I THE EVENI G WE HAD A SQU Ll. WE ARE EXPECTI G A TRANS ORT TO COME TO IGHT.

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