There are still some Japs
from your Mess Hall. In the
average of 150 Japs per month, some good ones, some still alive. See the map your Plane Commander
has and be sure that you stay out of restricted areas.
2. Be careful of any souvenirs you may find. To date personnel of this Group have
found such articles as live hand grenades, mortar shells and fuses and parachute fragmentation
bombs. If you find any ordnance material of any kind, report it to the Ordnance Section immediately.
Otherwise you may not be around to collect that mustering out pay.
3. You will not need to sleep under mosquito nets. There are a few mosquitoes here,
but they are just the nuisance type. There is little disease of any kind here. Snakes are rare but
a few have been seen.
4. The mail situation at present is uncertain to say the least. Until advised differently,
you will continue to use
S-2 Officer will tell you what can and can not be written or mailed home. Mail delivery here from
5. You can take pictures here. The restrictions apply to pictures of the B-29’s here as
In that same class are pictures of American cemeteries. Other pictures are permissible provided they
are not of defense installations or of such nature as to reveal your exact location in this Theater.
Travel of personnel between
to travel to any other
island of this group. Going to
is out, however, if you
have a relative in the
through the usual military channels.
7. One of our main problems will be the water supply. At present all water for showers
and drinking is hauled into the group area by truck. Be careful of it, conserve it as much as possible.
Water will be turned on three times a day for use in the showers. The hours are 0500 – 0700, 1100 –
1300, 1700 – 1900. Water for drinking is available at all times in Lister Bags and trailer tanks.
8. There is a swimming beach several miles from the Group apron. The P.X. has
swimming trunks and you are encouraged to use the facilities available during your off duty hours.
A word of caution; at times the current is rough, particularly swimming inshore from the raft. Do not
swim alone and do not swim at any place other than the beach now in use.
9. The Laundry service has been called everything but that. Most of the men are
doing their own. Some men have made a machine run by a windmill, others have machines turned
by a crank. Regardless of the method adopted, there will be one fellow doing your laundry – you.
10. Transportation is a subject better not discussed with quite a few people here. We
hope to have in the near future a bus service between Groups and Flying headquarters. Also a
bus going to the beach several times daily. At present we have a minimum of the necessary
vehicles and they are to be used for official trips only.