Monthly Archives: December 2012

Thursday, December 31, 1942

Dec. 31 Forgot what happened. Oh, yeah, we were briefed on a mission tonite. My first one since the accident. Hope it goes OK.        

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Wednesday, December 30, 1942

Dec. 30, 1942 Today we went out to the field. Were were supposed to have flown this morning but our guns were bad. We got them fixed and then we flew this morning. We took it up this afternoon. It’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 29, 1942

Dec. 29, 1942 Today has been a rather busy one for me. I went out to the ship today and began to try to get things straightened up. It’s a honey for Navigators. Astro-dome, Astro-graph,and an Astro-Compass. Really is a … Continue reading

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Monday, December 28, 2012

Dec. 28, 1942 We got a new ship today. Guess in a few days, we’ll be back in the groove. I’m scared stiff but I wanna stay on combat. We had plenty of excitement today. I was out on our … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 27, 1942

Sun. Dec. 27, 1942 We had two air raids last nite. One about 8 o’clock and one about 5 this morning. I didn’t hear any bombs go off. This morning I read my Bible a long time. I could almost … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 26, 1942

Dec. 26, 1942 Today has been a nice day. Beautiful sunshine outside. When I was in bed it was hard to realize that a war was going on so near. It is more near to us than ever before. Last … Continue reading

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Friday, December 25, 1942

Xmas day, 1942 Xmas day & such a beautiful one for me to be laying on my back sick. Wonder what everyone back home is doing. I can guess, though. Some of our ground echelon came in today. They say … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 24, 1942

Dec. 24, 1942 Xmas eve & I don’t feel any Xmas spirit at all. Have been sick in bed all day. This flu is rough stuff. The boys broke out the liquor they have been saving for Xmas. Most all … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 23, 1942

Dec. 23 Got 10 letters today. First ones I’ve had in almost 2 months. Boy, they really did come in handy. Heard today that 5 of Lt. Nichols crew was alive. 4 were burned. Lt. Monda & Lt. Mays have … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 22, 1942

Tuesday Dec. 22, 1942 We finally got back to base. Rode a truck to Tebessa & caught a transport plane from there. I was sick last nite & am still sick today. Afraid it’s flu. We were almost killed coming … Continue reading

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