Monday, September 28, 1942

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.

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 the Russians.

I went to London during my leisure time. Had a very good bed and used it for sleeping most of the time.

Winter seems to be here. I went and checked out two more blankets today. I can certainly use them cause it’s plenty cold at night.

It is rumored that we only have to go on 25 raids & then we get a rest. I wish I could go every day until I get mine over with. I could stand a spell of rest in the U.S.

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