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. . . from this direction before. It took us some time to locate Diamond Head, which is usually an unfailing landmark. Many patrol ships and planes guarded us as we approached the harbour. By now it was full daylight, and the island presented a beautiful picture.
We passed the sunken Oklahoma and Arizona, and a little after 9:00 tied up alongside a dock. Jose and Vincente, two Filipino mess attendants carried my gear to the Officers Club, where I telephoned Hully, who seemed both surprised and glad to hear my voice.
I had been gone three months, had a wonderful time, and written twenty-five stories, practically non of which have ever reached United Press. They have so notified Frank Tremain, UP Bureau Chief in Honolulu. We think they may be mouldering in the War Department in Washington, where Colonel Stead asked me if he might send them direct.
Hully drove over to Pearl from Hickam and picked me up. And, gosh! was I glad to see him!!
June 8 1943
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