21 November 1942

Australians preparing for a major attack tomorrow on Jap positions at Gona. The Diggers have now been resupplied by air and have been stockpiling ammunition and supplies in readiness for the attack, although a considerable proportion of the airdrops are unrecoverable and some are even dropped into the Jap positions.

The Diggers and their on-ground commanders are concerned at the lack of time for properly reconnoitering the enemy positions but High Command is determined to push the advance without delay. The attack will go in tomorrow.