Boy, I really
sweated this one out. It was Bridges last
one and I had to go with him as co-pilot. Our
target was a big warship at La Spezia, Italy,
now it is like a sub. All
four groups went on the same docks and was
it a mess when we left but boy, what a rat
race over the target. We were all supposed
to have used the same I. P. but there were
planes making run's from every angle. Some
even made individual run's. The
mission wasn't so tough -- just a hell of
a lot of "flak" but inaccurate.
It might be called a "little Palermo." It
took 7:45 to make the trip.
June 7, 1943
Richardson, Stelley, Maynard and my self spent
the day in Setif. We were supposed to have
had a private picnic of five couples but it
turned out to be a reunion so it was a mess
from the word go.