James Collison mission June 13, 1943

JUNE

Sunday 13

Grabini

Today we went on the mission to Grabini airdome and what a time we had-I am very thankful and grateful for the fact we are all here and that I am able to write about it. Today we took the worst pounding ever-that is our ship-twenty seven holes-two men with slight flesh wounds. (Piper Whitesides) control cable cut in half, radio shot out. It was all done by ack ack (anti aircraft) in the period of about thirty seconds. I hope it doesn't happen again for we might not be lucky. The air field was left a total wreck-worse than the other day. There was a letter today from Mother. Didn't say much but I was glad to get it just the same. ......