July 2, 1942 Thursday

                                                                                                                      The words that follow (in italics) are transcribed verbatim from the journal my father, Lt. Ben H. Rushing, kept during his deployment as a navigator on a B17.




July 2, 1942 Thursday

Today has been another day of nothing to do. This afternoon, I went for a ride in a “Stirling.” I was scared stiff in the thing. It’s plenty big. I prefer the Fortress to these even if ours don’t carry the bomb load.

Tonite we went to a W.A.A.F. dance here on the field. These English girls don’t compare with our American girls. Would like to be near one particular one.


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