James Collison mission July 19, 1943

JULY

Monday 19

Rome

Today we participated in a history making flight. We were in on the biggest air show I have ever seen. We bombed Rome, Italy the targets being the R.R. yards and air fields. There were four groups of I7's, six groups of mediums (B-26, B-25) and an escort of P-38 in addition to our own five groups ofB-24's. We really gave the place a terrific pasting. We saw four or five fighters but they didn't attack. The flack was accurate and scattered. We were under A.A. (anti-aircraft) fire till we left the coast and from the time we went into the coast. Bob's bombs were very good-one direct hit on a hanger and the rest across the R.R. yards. I am glad I had a part in it. The whole mission netted us ten and a half hours. There was no mail today-but I expect some soon. .......

376 ARCHIVES

At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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2018 REUNION

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CITY : Dayton, Ohio

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