Dec. 6, 1944
Flew my fifth combat mission up to N/West Hungary to bomb German Marshalling yards. Weather prohibited bombing. Had eight 500 lb bombs and brought them all back - tub ship was hit five times flak One exploded under - felt as tho someone had picked up ship and trying to shake it apart. First time we'd been hit. No one injured. It was my Air Medal mission. Alt. 24,000 Temp -42 zero. Ship #74 lost. Three men hit. Ship #62 slightly.