In England, Verne is back at Station 153 from London1 . . .
Up at eight thirty a.m. and had breakfast. Sausage and potatoes. Sure did starve while in London. Don’t see how the British exist on such food. Guess they are used to it. Didn’t feel so good this morning. Have quite a bit of pain in my lungs. Left ear is slightly frost bitten. Got it on Saturday. Pains quite a bit. Got some passport photos taken yesterday but they turned out darned lousy. Sure made me mad. They’ve moved a new crew into our barracks while we were gone. Don’t like losing the ground crew men we had. They were all swell fellows. Another two weeks before pass. Letter from Aileen.
Notes & Commentary
1 From his entry today, it appears Verne returned from London yesterday.
2On Saturday, 21 January 1945, Verne was on a bombing raid on the marshaling yards at Heilbron. He noted in his diary on 21 January that the temperature was 58° below zero during the mission.