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B-25 BOMBS AWAY! Donald J. Daly http://www.blurb.ca/books/853493-b-25 June 24 - Golfo Aranci Harbor, Sardinia - 36 B-25's with a P-38 escort. Our target this day would be two freighters. This was a thrilling day for me. Last night, Capt. Phillips came to our tent and told me that we were to lead today's mission. Group Headquarters wanted him to use an officer bombardier, but he said no - I was his choice. It really made me feel proud! As we climbed to our bombing altitude, the target was obscured by clouds. We picked our heading to the target, and about 20 seconds before bomb release, the clouds cleared, giving me just seconds to make any corrections. Flak was light. After "bombs away," I watched them fall, and they tracked right across both freighters and the docks. We had hit right on the money! Capt. Phillips and I both received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for this mission. I didn't hear about it until October! Two days after this mission, on June 26, I celebrated my 20th birthday. Mission time - 4.00. It was definitely "thumbs up" when we landed! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.551052868293041.1073741836.162099293855069&type=3

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