An attack was made against Trieste, the important Italian port at the head of the Adriatic Sea. Our assignment involved the smashing of refineries. German reconnaissance planes were over very early in the morning. One of these days we will learn why. An enemy attack on gasoline dumps in Taranto harbor is not impossible. There are two PBY’s now based at this field. The “cats” are huge, ungainly craft but are eminently airworthy. They are employed in air-sea rescue work.