Donald Macrae mission May 30, 1943

May 30 – UP by 6:30 AM.  Breakfast and briefed and to the plane by 8:00 AM.  Flew with Major Hoover of 512th who led "A” section.  We took off at 9:00 AM. The Major didn't say much was a good pilot.  After we headed out to sea he put the plane on A.F.C.E. until we started the climb.  Went to Foggia, an airfield in central Italy.  The Major did most of the flying and I am getting indifferent enough to let the pilots do most of the flying. Was a lovely day out. However was a bit of scattered overcast over the target and we never did get a good bomb run.  We brought our bombs back.  Was a rather botched up mission.  On the way back we had a bit of engine trouble due to the fuel transfer system.  Got back OK.  Had supper.  Cleaned up and to bed early.  Was tired.  We were in the air 9 hours and 4 hours at altitude.


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