Another bombing mission coming up.
I forgot in the first bombing mission, to finish the crew roster by filling out this form..
I used Excel to do one up..
Why did the Army Air Corps need Sargeants to use their machine guns? A Sgt to man the radio? Seriously? Privates in the Infantry can use MGs, so why have an NCO manage an MG flying? Sounds like the Air Corps, like the Air Force today, is top heavy with lots of rank, not enough privates.
For mission # 2, my target is another airfield in Abbeville, also in Zone 3.
I am in the middle formation, but low position for this run.
Crew is in their position
I start off normally in England and head south over the channel.
It was over the drink that I met my first waves of enemy fighters.
The first wave was a Fw190 at 12:00 High .. I failed to get any cover.
The German misses us as well .
I head back over the channel is Zone 2.
I decide not to drop down to 10,000 feet at this zone, but will do so over London. My tail gunner will not get frostbite.
Over zone 2, I am clear with no waves.
Over London, the weather is good and I land safely.
Well that is 2 missions done. 23 to go and I go back Stateside. In the meantime, I think I'll go over to the PX before hitching a ride to London before the next mission, catch a show, you know..