Feb. 24, 1945
Completed my fourteenth combat mission. We made a run to Verona Italy, first run to Northern Italy for us as a crew. Had eight 500 lb R.D.X's - hit locomotive works. Temp -42 degrees approx. Alt. 24,500. No losses - good mission. Martin turret hit by object dropped from bombbay of lead ship. Made large hole. B.G. was not hurt. Very lucky. We flew deputy lead.