Lt. Col. Thomas, Wing A-2, was present at briefing this morning. It will cost two dollars for each Group EM and one dollar per attached squadron EM to get the Day Room started. Now that they are after money we hope to see some action. There is a red hot volley ball league in the Group. The various headquarters offices each have entered a team and S-2 leads the league but the other teams are in close pursuit. Two days ago a B-24 shot down a P-51. The P-51 was a casualty to inadequate training in aircraft recognition. To remedy the situation a P-51 was sent over to the base so that the combat crews could get a good look at the fighter. But tragedy struck this plan: Its pilot was “buzzing” the field and crashed into one of the two skeleton dirigible hangars. It was a terrible sight but the pilot never knew what hit him. His manglednbody was found near the flaming airplane.

Pin It on Pinterest