Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her.
I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton.
My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches.
Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies.
The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4.