June 13 Was a bit tired this morning. Up and breakfast 6:30 am. Pretty sunrise. Had fried eggs and tomato juice and French toast. Briefing 7:00 am. Had a bit of trouble with the tail turret but able to get on the mission. Went to Gerbini again. Circled Malta and picked up a fighter escort from Soluch. Trip took 7 hours 10 minutes. It was a bit cloudy and low overcast but target was clear. Light but accurate. ack ack, hit the ship in a couple of places but did no real damage. Apparently did some damage to the air field. Ran into a “front" both coming and going, got a few showers. Landed about 4:45 pm. Were interrogated. Had supper. Checked on mail at 513 and signed flight certificate. Called on Bond and Whitehill. Dropped by 512 officers club. Got some washing water. Went for a swim. Wrote in diary. Wrote some letter and to bed around 10:00 pm. Am getting in more flying time and more actual flying. Sure need the practice. Sure hope to get checked out for first pilot some day and to get a boost in rank.