James Collison

James Collison was a pilot in the 512th Squadron.  He was originally the co-pilot on the Wilfred Hines crew.  He was later given his own crew.

James kept a diary of his time overseas.  Regarding his missions, his diary stops after the July 19, 1943 mission.  He flew on the August 1 Operation Tidalwave mission, but his crew was interred in Turkey for nearly two months.  Meanwhile, the 376 re-located to Italy and his personal effects were stored.  He was then shot down on December 28, 1943 and was a POW for the duration of the war.

April 10, 1943

April 12, 1943

April 26, 1943

May 1, 1943

May 4, 1943

May 6, 1943

May 9, 1943

May 13, 1943

June 4, 1943

June 9, 1943

June 13, 1943

June 17, 1943

June 21, 1943

June 24, 1943

June 27, 1943

July 5, 1943

July 8, 1943

July 11, 1943

July 13, 1943

July 14, 1943

July 19, 1943