February 17, 1945

Saturday

In England, Verne writes in his diary . . . .

02-17-45

Flew a camera gunnery mission this p.m. The formation didn’t show up but we had a P-47 pull a few attacks on us. Saw him pull a lot of stunts and had a fair time. Had 17 men onboard.1 Major2 is pretty good pilot, but throws ship around too much.

Notes & Commentary

1 Eight men in flight suits and with parachutes in addition to the normal nine-man aircrew must have produced a very crowded B-17.

2 Maj. James O. Gross, the crew’s new pilot.

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One Response to February 17, 1945

  1. Pierre Lagacé says:

    In RCAF log books we find F/A… Fighter affiliation… same training exercises.

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