Wednesday, December 30, 1942

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.

Dec. 30, 1942

Today we went out to the field. Were were supposed to have flown this morning but our guns were bad. We got them fixed and then we flew this morning. We took it up this afternoon. It’s certainly a nice plane. No heater on it though. We came down, did a bit of firing at the ground. We swung our compasses this afternoon. Tonite I worked out my swing, etc. Certainly turned out good.

We’re gonna get to go home soon. They’re gonna send replacements for us about 6 at a time. I know I won’t be in the first bunch, but maybe soon, I’ll get to go. Gee I hope so ’cause I’m ready to see my folks and girlfriend. I love her so much. Hope I get back to see her soon.

Dec 30

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