Monthly Archives: January 2013

Saturday, January 23, 1943

Jan. 23, 1943 Bizerta again. It was a honey of a mission, too. We had more flak that I have ever seen and on top of that we had about a 15 or 20 minute running fight with fighters. Luckily … Continue reading

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Friday, January 22, 1943

Jan. 22, 1943 Today I went on my D.F.C. mission. I think the mission was worth one because we hit the airdrome at Tunis. They had about 110 planes on the field & we must have destroyed at least half … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 21, 1943

Jan. 21 Another day of rest. Had an orchestra that played for us at the hotel tonite. Oh, it was lovely to be able to hear good American swing again. Made me plenty homesick. Gee, how I miss my honey. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 20, 1943

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1943 We had a day of rest today. Went out to the field this morning. Didn’t do a thing but sit around and read old stuff. Gee, I would like some of the latest magazines. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 19, 1943

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1943 We went to the marshalling yards at Tunis today. It was a relatively easy mission. We saw quite a bit of flak, but it wasn’t too accurate. It wasn’t too bad. I saw our ship that … Continue reading

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Monday, January 18, 1943

  Monday Jan. 18, 1943 We were briefed for Tripoli airdrome this morning. We took off about 11:30. I was kinda jittery because I knew it was going to be a rough mission. We went over the target at 17,000 … Continue reading

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Sunday, January 17, 1943

Sun. Jan. 17, 1943 Went to church this morning. Had a very nice sermon & I enjoyed the singing so much. The Chaplain mentioned going fishing at Black Lake. I asked him about it & found that he went quite … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 16, 1943

Jan. 16, Sat. 1943 The 301st group moved away today. Leaves us kinda lonesome. Maybe they will bring some other group down here to give us a little help with this thing. Everyone seems to be down in the dumps. … Continue reading

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Friday, January 15, 1943

Jan. 15, Fri. 1943 We were briefed to go to Bizerta this morning but something happened to make them call it off. I would like to keep going till I got all of my missions in. Maybe we will get … Continue reading

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Thursday January 14, 1943

Jan. 14, 1943 Our plane was out today. I didn’t do anything but sit on my can. Gee, but I’m lonesome and homesick. I don’t know what I would give to be back home with my folks again. Every day … Continue reading

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