Howard Conlee, Mission May 11, 1943

Mission #21 Time 7:00

I flew on the Catania raid with Capt. Britt on the 11th or 14th. We did lots of damage to the harbor and sank a couple of ships. The ack-ack was plenty rough. We got several holes in our ship and Britt (the pilot) got a wound in his left side but it wasn’t deep enough to be serious. This was the first raid that I have been on that we had fighter escorts. We had spitfires from Malta. However we did not encounter any pursuits.