7 February 1942

The threat of further air raids & possible invasion prompts increased security awareness in Moresby with the young garrison sentries ordered to use passwords that change daily.

The troops of 39th Battalion receive orders not to light fires during hours of darkness as they will provide obvious beacons for the expected continuing air raids.

Although Moresby Command has been warned of a possible Japanese invasion, the Diggers of 39th, 49th & 53rd Battalions are still being used as guards and labourers, with no training in jungle fighting.