James Collison mission April 26, 1943

APRIL

Monday 26

Bari

What an exciting day today. We raided a place called Bari, Italy-we went after a fighter field and assembly plant. We succeeded in getting what we went after-the place was a burning ruin when we left. There were thirty four ships in all-three sections-in ours we carried fragmentation bombs for dispersed aircraft and what a beating they received. ......