Still bouncing around, averaging about two KPH and sometimes not in right directions. Where in hell are these lousy trades?

Got wire from Mother saying she would like to meet me at either Batawa Sept 15 or Singapore Oct 2. This adds a new wrinkle which must be ironed out.

Also heard OT from Oakes that Fairchild Expedition in Dutch East Indies has been requested to leave. News tonight indicates that the Japs are acting up – army rule, pro-Nazis have gained control and look at Indies. Will wait till Moresby to find out opinion there before making final decision.

Seas calmed this PM a little and got some letter-writing done.