Category Archives: July 1943

Sunday, July 11, 1943

July 11, 1943 We came all the way to Marrakesh today. Tho’t maybe we would get to go straight out from here, but looks like we will be here for a few days. I don’t mind ’cause we’re getting $6 … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 11, 1943-Final Journal Entry

July 11 We went from Marrakesh to Dakar Africa the across the Atlantic to Belem and up through Puerto Rico to Miami, Fla. I got a ride to come home in a B-24 on way to San Antonio, Tex for … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 10, 1943

July 10, 1943 We got our orders today and they say report to U.S. They are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Boy, I mean I was relieved when I read those things. We got our priority for … Continue reading

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Friday, July 9, 1943

July 9, 1943 Left Chateau Dien at 11 today. We got to Algiers, had dinner out at the field and then went in to see about our orders. Found we could get them tomorrow at 3. Went down to the … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 8, 1943

July 8, 1943 Finished packing today and tended to all of my business. Guess we will get out of here tomorrow. I would like to get my promotion before I go, but I have no desire to wait around for … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 7, 1943

July 7, 1943 Today has been nice. Gee, it’s a wonderful relief to be through for a while & think you’re gonna get to go home for a rest. I couldn’t sleep last nite for thinking about it. I begin … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 6, 1943

July 6, 1943 We started to Gerbini A/D today. We had a bad engine & had to turn back but we got a mission out of it anyway. I came down & found that I was through & am going … Continue reading

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Monday, July 5, 1943

July 5, 1943 Above is for 4th July. Today we went over target & really plastered it. We didn’t have any trouble but the 99th who was about 10 min. in front of us was jumped by 100 fighters. They … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 4, 1943

July 4, 1943 We went to Gerbini A/D Sicily today. We had to turn back due to a bad engine. The rest of them turned back near Malta. Weather over the target was very poor. The 2nd group was attacked … Continue reading

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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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