October 14, 1944

Un blogue intéressant à partir du journal d’un mitrailleur américain stationné dans le Pacifique. Extrêmement bien fait.

Wayne's Journal


Took off at 5:45 am on a photoreconnaissance mission over Ambon, Ceram Sea.1 Nice day, five hours of combat time. We drew fire, heavy and close, about 20 minutes. Came back dead tired as usual. Taking pictures is no cinch, especially out of an open hatch with, open escape hatch just above and alternating from one to another. That slipstream is really rough at 240 mph.2

One of the boys that came over with me is a hero, another died and another has a broken leg. The water landing made in the dead of night. The navigator was killed when the top turret fell on him. The tail gunner, Dick Joyce, was also killed. Red Sutton, engineer, a broken leg, he was behind the pilots seat. Nick LoPresti pulled him out when they ditched the ship and paddled to shore with him in the rubber raft. Lt…

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2 réflexions sur “October 14, 1944

  1. Thank you, Pierre, for sharing the Wayne’s Journal entry for 14 October 1944 with others. Since moving to Mar Airfield at Sansapor, New Guinea, the war is escalating for Wayne.

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