31, 1942 Biskra, Africa
at 10:30, took off at 11:15 and over
the target (Sfax) at 13:15. It was a perfect
day for bombing but the mission was a
failure before we left and none of the bombs
went where they were supposed to. No enemy
fighters were encountered and no flak was seen.
The next time we go over there, they
will probably throw up the kitchen sink.
January 1, 1943
new year really floated in last night. Where
the liquor came from is a military secret
to everyone but the C.O. but it was passed
out and that's all that matters. The
usual things happened today, 97th went out,
we stayed on the ground and tomorrow we go
out and they stay here. Had
a decent meal out at the field at
lunch and to top it all off turkey
at the hotel tonight.
out in the sun all afternoon and played knock