James Collison mission May 13, 1943

MAY

Thursday 13

Augusta

Today was spent on hitting the axis on Sicily. We bombed the harbor installations at the town of Augusta which is on the eastern coast of Sicily. We went after an oil tanker but to no good avail. The raid was a success however-we hit large oil storages and lot of small boats. We had a fighter cover of R.A.F. planes which was composed of thirty two or six spitfires. They really looked good out there-makes one feel a lot more at ease to know they are looking after you. There was no mail today. I expect some very soon however. I felt a little sick after landing due to stomach trouble. It will clear up soon. I think cold and food caused it. The air might have had something to do with it for it was very rough. ......