- The POWs devised an elaborate sentry system to monitor his movements, with code phrases like "the animal is on the prowl."p. 177.9
- Along the way, they came upon several airfields, and were amazed to discover that all the planes and equipment were made of plywood, an elaborate ruse to fool Japanese flying reconnaissance.p. 63.6
- Told to draw the radar system, Louie drew an imaginary system so elaborate, it was later written, it resembled "a ruptured octopus."p. 141.7
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