Saturday April 24, 1943

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

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

April 24, 1943

Today has been a bad day. We couldn’t get off for Chateau Dun. It has rained almost all day. Sure wish we could get back ’cause I would like to sleep in my bed.

This afternoon a B-26 came in on one engine. The overshot the field and crashed and burned. Luckily all of them got out. Two of them were seriously burned. I don’t care much for them They are just a death trap.

April 24 comp

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