Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monday, December 21, 1942

Monday, Dec. 21, 1942 Kinda cold today. I have been almost freezing all day. Think I have  a slight temperature to go with this cold. Might be getting the flu. The Germans bombed a munitions train south of here today. … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 20, 1942

Dec. 20, 1942 It rained last nite. Was lucky that we got to sleep in the barn. I got cold but we stayed dry. Fred went into Le Kef to see about transportation back to base today. Wish we could … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 19, 2012

Dec. 19, 1942 Some big French farmer was out at our plane yesterday afternoon and he invited all of us to his house for an Arab Xmas dinner. It was a delicious meal. Plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres, fried eggs, … Continue reading

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Friday, December 18, 1942

Dec. 18, 1942 The day I will always remember. More things happened to me today than I though could. I went on my 13th mission. They gave us a mission for coming down here. We went to Bizerta docks. Just … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 17, 1942

Dec. 17, 1942 We went to Bizerta this morning. Just as we started on our bombing run, our bombs broke off the shackles. Fred put the nose down in a hurry. Beaham & I didn’t know what had happened. We … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 16, 1942

Dec. 16, Wednesday, 1942 Guess what happened last nite. You can imagine. It rained. Good thing our tent was fixed good. I did stay dry & had a good nights sleep. We didn’t go on the mission today. The weather … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 15, 1942

Dec. 15, Tues. 1942 We loaded our plane with gas from 5 gals. cans. Boy was that a job. Last night they told us to find our bedrolls and sleep anywhere we could. I got mine and unrolled it among … Continue reading

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Monday, December 14, 1942

Mon. Dec. 14, 1942 Went on a mission this morning & returned to our new base at Biskra. We went to Tunis. We didn’t see any fighters but the flak was plentiful and plenty accurate. Was the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 13, 1942

Sun. Dec. 13, 1942 Such a beautiful day today. Sure does bring back fond memories. This morning I got up about 7:30 and looked out. Gee the mountains were nice. Wish I had a camera and could take some pictures … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 12, 1942

Sat. Dec 12, 1942 13 more days till Xmas. Doesn’t look like I will be home for this one either. Sure would like to be home with my family. Guess maybe I’ll make it next year though. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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