James Collison mission May 13, 1943


Thursday 13


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. ......


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The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle