Donald Macrae mission June 9, 1943

June 9 Briefing at 7:45 AM.  Took off l0:00 A.M. Was again a lovely day.  Did very little work on the whole trip.  Most of the time we flew in A.F.C.E.  Flew to Malta and there were to have picked up a fighter escort for our target was an airfield in Sicily (Gerbini).  Were over Malta at 19,000 ft circled and as we did not see our escort took off for Sicily.  Were over the target at 1:30 (local time).  Base altitude 24,000 ft.  Bombing run was 2 minutes at 21,000 ft.  No opposition and very little ack ack. Just as we left Sicily saw some pink colored puffs of ack ack at 15,000 ft.  The weather was clear with very little cumulus clouds slight haze. Trip took 7 hours and 10 minutes.  Landed around 5:15 PM. Had supper.  Called on Joe Prendergast who had just got back from leave at Palestine.  Went to the movie.  (Went for an evening walk).  My thoughts and actions are changing again.  Something is going to happen that will be a change in the circumstances of my life.  I don't know why I feel it.  There is surely some Supreme law that motivates all.


At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

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For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle