Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monday October 26, 1942

Oct. 26, 1942 We were briefed for the 4th time on a low altitude mission to St. Nazaire. I’m really sweating this one but we didn’t go because of weather.

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Wednesday October 21, 1942

Oct 21, 1942 They went to Lorient today. It was a sad day for the 97th. We lost 3 planes and crews. Our squadron lost 1 and was really a swell bunch of boys. Erickson was lost. He went in … Continue reading

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Thursday October 15, 1942

Oct. 15, 1942 They pulled the biggest raid by American planes so far in the war today. 115 went to Lille. It was quite a show so the fellows say. We didn’t get to go because we had just come … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 14, 1942

Oct. 14, 1942 Went to London on pass today. Had a fair time. Saw a very good picture. “This Above All.”

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Friday, October 2, 1942

Oct. 2, 1942 We went on a raid today to divert the German fighters from the main bunch of 17’s. Only 6 planes from our squadron went. We went to St. Omer Airdrome. The others went to Meaulte. We must … Continue reading

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