Sunday, October 7, 1945
Our position today: 11,169 miles from New York (via the Panama Canal)
NESHOBA DUE TO ARRIVE IN YOKOHAMA TODAY; DEBARKING TIME UNKNOWN
The Neshoba, making its first trip into Japanese homeland waters, is due to arrive in Yokohama harbor today after a three-week trip from Seattle.
As late as 3 a.m. today, when this edition of the TRIBUNE went to press, the actual schedule for arrival beyond reaching a designated point outside the harbor was not known.
The arrival at this area, designated "Point Able," was set for 5 a.m., and it was believed that the pilot boat would be picked up at that time.
Debarkation, in suntan uniforms, was scheduled for 97th Division troops anytime after 9 a.m., although it is possible that members of the division may remain aboard until the afternoon, depending upon docking arrangements.
Yokohama is Japan's main seaport. It is a city the approximate size of Baltimore, Md., and is on the same latitude as Norfolk.