Howard Conlee, Mission April 4, 1943

Mission #17 Time 8:30

The first was to Naples on the 4th. I flew with Lt. Milam ~ and we were forced to turn back 40 minutes short of the target on account of a bad engine. We really sweated it out but didn't encounter any pursuits on the lonely journey home. The weather was unfavorable over the target and the mission was unsuccessful.