Monthly Archives: November 2012

Monday, November 30, 1942

Nov. 30, 1942 Two squadrons from our group and 2 squadrons from the 301st went to Bizerta this morning. It is such a lovely day. The sun is shining and everything is drying out. I just would like to lie … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 29, 1942

Nov. 29, 1942 We went on a mission this morning. Took us 7 hrs. to go there & back. Quite a trip. We didn’t get to drop our bombs ’cause the weather was too bad. Saw practically all the North … Continue reading

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Saturday, November 28, 1942

Nov. 28, 1942. Some of our boys went on their first North African mission today. All of our squadron but 3 went. We didn’t get to go because we didn’t have a full load of ammunition. Guess we will get … Continue reading

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Friday, November 27, 1942

Nov. 27, 1942 Today really looks like it’s gonna be a good day. Sure hope the sun shines out and dries out some of this mud. My clothes are filthy but there isn’t much use to try to put on … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 26, 1942

Nov. 26, 1942 Thanksgiving It’s a beautiful day. I offer my thanks to the Lord for taking care of me thus far through life. May He always take care of us. That was just our first impression this morning. it … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 25, 1942

Nov. 25, 1942 Left Gib. at 9:00 this morning back to Oran. (Algeria) It was nice weather until we got almost to the field. Then it was so bad you could hardly see the field. When we got down we … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 24, 1942

Nov. 24, 1942 Had to sleep on the ground with Blaida last night. It was a miserable night for me. I almost froze to death and the ground was plenty hard. We got our brakes fixed and went back to … Continue reading

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Monday, November 23, 1942

Nov. 23, 1942 We got General Ike & left here about 8:00. About 9:45 we came in sight of Tafourah. Oh, it’s a lovely place from the ground, but it doesn’t look too comfortable a place to stay. There isn’t … Continue reading

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Sunday November 22, 1942

Nov. 22, 1942 We left England at 8:00 this morning. Can’t say that I was sorry in the least to leave. I don’t know what’s in store for us. Don’t guess it will be any worse than here though. We … Continue reading

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Saturday November 21, 1942

Nov. 21, 1942 The tank still isn’t here. Guess it will be here this afternoon. Went to the show last night. Saw “Ride ‘Em Cowboy.” Our tank came this evening. Guess they will get it in & we will be … Continue reading

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