SEP 3 All hell broke loose on Mission #15 to Sulmona, Italy, to bomb -- marshalling yards. Had bad weather and made formation flying almost impossible. Bevelle and crew were shot down. Wing caught on fire and most of crew got out. Had about 40 fighters attacking us. Landed at Gerbini. Sicily, to pick up Lt. Holt's crew. Ran into Hackadorn, an ex-Aggie classmate. Moebling and crew also went down on this mission - 1st mission for the whole crew.