Wednesday, May 26, 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.

May 26, 1943

They went to Messina today. They were intercepted on the way out by fighters and they were also attacked over the target. It was a very rough mission according to what I can hear from the boys who were there. The 99th lost 3 ships, I think.

May 26 comp

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