Howard Conlee, Mission Jul 5, 1943

Mission #27 Time 8:00

The second mission was yesterday and we bombed Messina Sicily. There were approximately 90 ships went over the target. The ack-ack was the heaviest of any I have ever seen. It is unbelievable that a ship can get through it. There were only about three fighters and we got one of them. There were some good bomb hits but too many bombs went into the water.