Thomas C. Badger, Mission August 6, 1944

The third raid was southern France and was really rough for flak. Amann who was flying no.2 got a direct hit on his right wing which peeled the wing off from the fuselage to no.4 engine. At first he just skidded and lost altitude. Then he began to go in a dive and caught fire. We saw 5 chutes come out but doubt if any more got out. I sure hope they did.