9 o'clock this morning for a raid on Sardinia
but it was postponed because of weather. At
12:30 we were briefed again to bomb an airport
near Tunis. We coordinated with the 97th.
They had 40 planes and we had 36 in the air.
That's a lot of B-17's if you ask me and
all loaded with frag bombs. They
bombed one drome and we bombed another. There
was some flak but it was far away. There
were a number of fighters up but a very few
of them came in. I
was co-pilot to Capt. Bruce Edmonds today.
hell all day building a door and table in
our tent. But,
today was the one I've been waiting
for. All the second Lts. made 1st Lt.
except two or three. The co-pilots
wore gold for exactly 9 months and
19 days and brother that is a long
time considering everything.
promotions were effective March 2.