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August 28 was another great day. The Japs gave us one 8 ounce can of salmon and approximately one pound of margarine. The American planes came over again and dropped twelve sea bags of chow. These pilots surely knew how to fly as our camp was situated between two ranges of mountains with a river on the west side. Between the bases of the mountains was not over five hundred yards, and it was a hard approach from either end, but still they dropped down within less than one hundred feet of the camp. Out of what they dropped, each man in camp received one-half of an Army breakfast ration and one package of cigarettes for each three men. About 3:30 p.m. the B-29’s came over and dropped a load of stuff that consisted of food, clothes and medicines, but about forty to fifty per cent was lost due to the parachutes not opening.