Monthly Archives: April 2013

Friday April 30, 1943

April 30, 1943 Last day of the month and what a day it has been. The day has been OK but this has been a hard month on the 97th. They’ve worked the guts out of us. I only started … Continue reading

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Thursday April 29, 1943

April 29, 1943 We were briefed for a mission to Genoa this morning. The weather was rotten so we couldn’t go there. We were held in readiness for a mission all day. This afternoon at 2:15, they called us over … Continue reading

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Freedom–The Birth of a Song

In 1999, I was the proud co-owner of a 1959 Champion 7FC. The Champion 7FC was also know as a Tri-Traveler and was originally configured as a tricycle gear airplane. After a tornado destroyed the airplane, perhaps because the weather … Continue reading

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Wednesday April 28, 1943

April 28, 1943 Today was a holiday for the 97th. Guess General Spatz was well pleased with the bombing yesterday. Besides, we pulled our 100th raid yesterday. 12 ships went after a convoy near Palermo. They didn’t see it, but … Continue reading

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Tuesday April 27, 1943

April 27, 1943 This morning was a morning of leisure. I rested about the entire morning. That trip yesterday almost got the best of me. I was so tired last night I could hardly move. We were briefed this morning … Continue reading

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Monday April 26, 1943

April 26, 1943 We were briefed this morning at 8:00 for a mission to Italy. We took off at 9:30. It was such a long flight. We got back here about 5:00. I was almost dead. We went to the … Continue reading

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Sunday April 25, 1943

April 25 Easter Sunday 1943 It looks like we might be able to get out of here today. I hope so. We left about 10:00 & got beck here for lunch. This afternoon, I took a bath and rested. Tonight … Continue reading

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Saturday April 24, 1943

April 24, 1943 Today has been a bad day. We couldn’t get off for Chateau Dun. It has rained almost all day. Sure wish we could get back ’cause I would like to sleep in my bed. This afternoon a … Continue reading

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Friday April 23, 1943

April 23, 1943 This morning was rather bad. We were on the alert, but they called the mission off. This afternoon just as I was getting ready for a nice evening of rest, they called us down for a briefing. … Continue reading

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Thursday April 22, 1943

April 22, 1943 Today has been another bad rainy day. We didn’t get on a mission. I’m kinda glad to see these rainy days ’cause that means a day of rest. Guess I should wanna go all time, bud I … Continue reading

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