event of an break through the unit will be required to take up new positions on the third defence line. The new positions are further to the North than those originally assigned to the unit.It is the sincere hope of all personnel that it will not be necessary to occupy these positions.
7 aircraft were prepared for the squadron's first major strike against the Japanese air strip at Kavieng, new Ireland. Squadron Leader Hartshorn's aircraft received serious damage to the starboard wing from a 40mm AA shell. It was left at Green Island for repair.
The establishment of armourers is proving most inadequate for the conditions under which the unit is required to operate in this area. The frequent changes of bomb load at short notice is throwing a lot of extra work on the Armament Section. An increase in establishment of 1 Corporal and 15 AC's Armourers is being requested.
A tropical downpour which commenced at 16.30 hours today flooded out the camp area.