Bill Tate forced landed somewhere, so they say. “Z’ and Toungoo bombed yesterday. Pete Jennings rings up and orders me to get his Lysander from Johnny Walker to Ningaladon and return to Toungoo after lunch. I phone Alec Johnston who fetches me, we visit the accountants and eat strawberies and cream at the Savoy. They (Army & RAF Staff) have a Mess in the teachers college where I have dinner, meeting Bill Adams (7/13) and Hugh Seely, now on the Staff.
Today some War Correspondents, including the famous Gallacher of the Daily Express, drive me to Group where I try and raise a truck for the flight. I find out the detachment is to continue, but cannot find a truck. I then collect my ground staff from Ningaladon and here I am back in Zayatkwin, expecting two Lysanders any day. Saw Ronnie Alden, now in IAOC.