A mission was briefed and canceled. Progress is being made in all squadrons toward the establishment of S-2 alert rooms and pilot lobbies. There is considerable divergence of opinion on the value of such rooms but orders are orders. Perhaps they will turn out very well. A series of room inspections are under way much to the disgust of the officers who are strictly off the base in this regard. The enlisted men generally present a smooth and shiny room. Many are the married men who complain that their wives always did these things. An interesting development has been reported from Bari and Naples. Red Army Officers are about! One feels a sense of humility in the presence of these men whose country has performed so magnificently against the Hitlerites. One is proud to salute them!

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