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	About this time a Cholera epidemic broke out among the local natives 
which barred all native help from kitchen or mess activity. This necessi- 
tated our own men serving meals and also washing dishes, which work was 
carried on for a week or more by all personnel. All our personnel were 
again inocculated for Cholera and no cases developed in the camp. 

	With the additional Army help, it became possible to serve meals to 
outgoing and incoming crews at what ever time it became necessary. 

	At this time it seemed evident that our personnel were begining to 
suffer from lack of eggs, green vegetables and fruit, so arrangements were 
madeto buy these commodities in China and return them to Tezpur for our 
use. This proceedure improved the meals to a great extent as did the arrival 
of a supply of baking powder and peanut butter on our last replacement 
plane. Credit for the sucess of this deal must go to Navigator Witte 
and 1st Officer Rombough, who devoted much effort to the arrangements. 

	Throughout October our opperations continued to show an increase - 
a large part of which was made possible by the Captains willingness to 
return Westbound after dark rather than remaining overnight in China. 
The wind up of the rainy season helped make this possible. 

	With the arrival of clear weather, transport planes were subjected 
to attacks and downed by Jap Zeros, but fortunatly our planes were not 
intercepted and soon afterwards our fighters took control and seemed to 
have eliminated this hazard. 

	The reaction of crews to flying over enemy territory was good. Each 
took the situation as just another obstacle and kept on going. No trips 
were cancelled on this account.. 

	In November it was decided that operations could be further in- 
creased by placing operations on an around the clock basis. In order to 
do this, arrangemetns were made with the Army to have 20 Army Mechanics 
assigned to Mr. D'Aloia to allow sufficient men to split the maintenance 
operation into shifts arid spread maintenance over a greater number of hours 
each day, thus allowing incoming planes to be re-scheduled as soon as they 
could be serviced. by this means, as many as three schedules were operated 
out at Tezpur each night, which materially increased our out put. 

	With the added hours of operations, one small force - Joe Berry, 
Peter Paige, Joe Whitford and "Chuck O'Connor, really went on a twenty- 
four hour basis. The work these men accomplished during all hours each 
day was outstanding. Acting as call boys, truck drivers, dispatchers 
flight control, load checkers and a dozen other duties, there did not 
appear to be time for sleep, yet all maintained a high efficiency and 
succeeded in keeping a sense of humor. Too much credit cannot be given 
them for their services.
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