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6-8-44 7:00 a.m.

Still in Davao Gulf. A hell of a night. Planes flew all night. 1237 Men.

Boat Stastics –

1237 Prisoners on well dice.

6. Toilets on deck.

Swabbed down twice /day 2 meals — rice & stew /day

Deck App. 50’x 100′ x 30′. 300 gal. fresh water /day No shade except in hole. Roll call twice /day. “Smoking on door from 6 am to 6 pm.

8 a.m.

Nips insist that we will take our Red Cross pkgs this am. What a shame too — No place to take care of it, so lots will be wasted no doubt. This is a Hell of a Mess.

2 p.m.

Still anchored. A Hell of a Mess. Just received Red Cross .