Category Archives: September 1942

Monday, September 28, 1942

Sept. 28, 1942 For 20 days we’ve been sitting on our cans doing nothing. About 10 of them were OK for missions. Wish we could have gone every day. Maybe we could relieve a little of the pressure that’s on … Continue reading

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September 9th through 27th 1942

Dad had no journal entries for the days September 9, 1942 through September 27, 1942.

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Tuesday, September 8, 1942

Sept. 8, 1942 We all moved to Polebrook today. I don’t like it as well over here as at Grafton. Erickson and I have a room together. It’s so small & homelike. “bosh”      

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Monday, September 7, 1942

Sept. 7, 1942 I got up at 4:45 this morning for another raid. We went to Rotterdam. We went a little north of the target and came out over Amsterdam. We were above clouds all of the way. We saw … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 6, 1942

Sept. 6, 1942 Went to bomb Méaulte aircraft factory and repair dump. It was my first actual encounter with the enemy. 42 Fortresses went. Two were lost. We hit the target and shot down 12 fighters and probably destroyed 13 … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 5, 1942

Sept. 5, 1942 What a day. Went to Rouen this morning. Everyone felt plenty tough. 36 Fortresses went. We really plastered the target. It was the most beautiful day I’ve seen over here. France is such a pretty place. Could … Continue reading

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Friday, September 4, 1942

Sept. 4 Had a party last night. Result. Everyone was on the woozy side. I went to bed at 2:30 & had to get up at 4 to go on a raid. We went back to Rouen. Turned out to … Continue reading

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Thursday September 3, 1942

Dad had no journal entry on this day.

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Wednesday, September 2, 1942

  Sept. 2, 1942 Made 1st Lt. today and I don’t feel a bit more important than I did. I can use the extra dough, though.    

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Tuesday September 1, 1942

Dad had no journal entry for this day.                      

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