Excerpts from the diary of an American engineer who salvaged a $500,000 bomber forced down in the jungle near the headwaters of the Amazon:
July 28Left 1:30 p.m. on Beechcraft No. 2 and scouted jungle for three hours. No success.
July 31Located plane in small clearing.
Aug. 6Arrived at Turiassu. Continued to Santa Ana. Arrived 9 p.m.
Aug. 7Stream forks. . . . Left canoes to continue on foot . . . decided to cut trail to try and locate plane. Bearings S. 72° E. . . . Put under observation by native Indians. They actually believe...