Thu, April 22, 1943

Went to mass in the morning & when we returned they were waiting for us to go to the airport. We flew at Lockheed until noon then fog settled in & we moved to the airport at Newhall. We didn’t finish until 5:00 & got in to eat at 6:15. We went without dinner but the boys didn’t mind. We were all pretty tired and went to bed early. Mary & the kids came over until 10:00. We had a very nice visit.


Sat, April 22, 1944

Were busy setting up our HQ and Supply building & worked all day getting things unpacked & put on shelves. We have to sleep in tents & have a large hill to walk up & down in order to get to the tent area. There’s nine brass around here. Ran into Dolittle twice today It seems like every other officer is a Col.


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  1. Ron O'Neal

    General James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle (1896-1993) was a pioneering pilot, aeronautical engineer, combat leader and military strategist whose career stretched from World War I to the height of the Cold War. He is most famous for leading a daring bombing raid over Tokyo in 1942, the first American attack on the Japanese mainland. Doolittle’s 16 planes dropped their bombs and then, lacking fuel to return to their carrier, flew on to crash-land in China and the Soviet Union.

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