August 28, 1945

Walk for one hour AM and PM with Tom Sawyer, Ferris and Anse. Storm seems definitely over. B 29 flew over 3 PM. We were paid ¥ 95.50. Security watch discontinued. #17 [sic] grapes and pears ¥ 2.80. Squid, hash and sake (!) for supper. Now receiving about 3,000 calories per day. Up to now the issue ration for 2 …

August 22, 1945

Camp C. O. told us at 4 PM that the war has ended. What a birthday – my 41st but I try to rationalize that I am 40 until I am 41 and so for me “life begins at 40.” later, adds to his diary: August 22, 1945, Wednesday, Rokuroshi, Japan: Gum from Walt Cadmus, Ferris Spoor, and Anse George. AM …