James Collison mission June 21, 1943


Monday 21

Reggio Calabria

Went on the missionn to Reggio Calabria today-everything went well as far as flack and bomb dropping. After we left the target we were intercepted by FW 190 and ME 109-and did they work us over. The FW 190 is the fastest thing I've seen yet over enemy territory. Our section shot down a FW 190, a ME 109-also one probable-the group claims six planes shot down yesterday-with no loss of our own. Pappy Reynolds was shot up today-he's having a hard time-this is his second accident in two months. Cochran landed the plane and did a swell job. There was no mail today-went to the movie tonight "This Man is News" and English picture. ......