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Saturday, July 3, 1943

July 3 They went out today, but our squadron had a holiday & didn’t go. Was a dry run over Caglairia.

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Friday, July 2, 1943

Dad had no entry in his journal on this day.

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Thursday, July 1, 1943

July 1, 1943 Nothing today.

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Wednesday, June 30, 1943

June 30, 1943 Got paid today. Am saving my money ’till I get through & head home. Have almost $300 to go on. Probably will take all of it, too.

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Tuesday, June 29, 1943

June 29, 1943 Holiday today. Sit around all day.

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Monday, June 28, 1943

June 28, 1943 They got us up at 4:15 this morn. That’s awful early for a man to have to get up for a mission. We went to Leghorn. Was a nice easy mission. No flak & no fighters. I … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 27, 1943

June 27, 1943 Today was another holiday. I went to church this morning and this afternoon. I made a vow to try to correct my bad things & not do any more. I hope that I stick to it. Seems … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 26, 1943

June 26, 1943 Today was a holiday. Some of the boys flew formation, but I didn’t have to.

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Friday, June 25, 1943

June 25, 1943 We went to Messina today. I didn’t think it was too bad. We got hit by flak & were attacked by fighters but all in all it wasn’t too bad. Hope the rest of them come out … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 24, 1943

June 24, 1943 Gee, today has been a nervous one for me. I’ve been in a titter all day. Did get those orders for medical recommendations stopped. Thank goodness for that. I would have gone crazy sitting in Africa for … Continue reading

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