Mon, May 31, 1943
The thing that struck me the most was at 10:30 it was as light as day almost. They gave us 2 sandwiches and an orange as we left the boat. We were loaded into trucks & taken to the Depot where we loaded all our barracks bags & equipment in the baggage car & then we climbed into our car with our field equip. The coach had an aisle down the side & you could just make it with your pack on.
Wed, May 31, 1944
Herb Jenkins was killed in action today in a raid over France. A flack burst outside the window tore his top skull off & it seems it was the only ship that got hit in the formation. Lt. Mac was up with him on another ship. The tail gunner got his elbow shot away at the same time. We were all broken up for tomorrow we were going to celebrate our !st anniversary in England.