January 26, 1945

Friday

01-26-45

Mission for today but it was scrubbed after we were all ready to go. 1 Sure hated it after working in the freezing cold on the guns. New guns and a new ship No. 769. The major2 is going to try and have it assigned to us permanently. Hope we make the grade. No mail today. Ear is still sore3 but almost healed. On battle order again in the morning. Please God help us see it through.

Notes & Commentary

1 Depending on the missions, the crews were up before 4:00 a.m., at the latest, for briefing, breakfast and preparation. This mission appears to have been cancelled at the last minute.

2 Maj. Linn E. Wilde.

3 Verne suffered frostbite to his ear on the mission to Mannheim on January 21.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Please leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s