Howard Conlee, Mission Jan. 8, 1943

Took off for Bizerte the next morning and ended up by bombing Tunis. Nine out of 22 planes went over the target I was in one of them. The ack-ack was terrific and we were attacked by ME109's but returned with only a couple of holes in the ship. Four of the planes were forced to land at Malta with damaged ships and injured men. We landed on a Beaufighter field near Tobruk and ran off the end of the runway.