Richard G. Miller

Feb. 4

Mission went out yesterday for Palermo, but had to hit Sicily (Messina) because of such strong head winds and delay in take-off. No casualties, but Capt. Brown, T.D. dropped a plane in from 30 to 40 feet and completely washed it out. His ex-co-pilot, Capt. Dwyer, dropped one in at Gambut a couple of missions back, and washed out another plane - that makes seven planes out in the last pair or so of missions. Pretty soon they'll "hafta" inactivate us because we won't be able to put any planes up _ I hope"