March 8, 1945
Completed my sixteenth combat mission. Flew lead. Was in direct support of Russian drive. Target was Komeron, Hungary but was covered by clouds - some went to Merabaun, Yugoslavia, also covered. But didn't bomb. Flak heavy here. But no hits, carried six 500 lb R.D.X. 's Alt 22,000; Temp -42 degrees. Brought bombs home. Mission 7:40 hours long. 29 "credit missions.