It appeared the Luftwaffe had deserted Italy upon learning of the Group’s arrival. But today was a different story. The attack was highly successful against the target — the airdrome at Udine, Italy, but airplanes were all over the sky. We lost three B-24’s against six enemy planes destroyed, one probable and two damaged. Colonel Alkire reported Wing officers had said this Group and the 450th have set something of a record for missions during the month. I can believe that.

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