James Collison mission July 5, 1943

JULY

Monday 5

Messina

Today our mission went out and what a time we had. I have never seen so much flak in one place in my life-looked like we were approaching a thunderstorm and believe me we did. I am very thankful that we came out of it unscathed. I was very nervous and upset before and after the mission. Tried to write Penny a letter-but it wasn't very good. There was no mail today but expect some in a couple of days. Went for a swim ...... I pray that the mission which is to go out tomorrow is a success. .....