Today the Group did go to Ploesti. The Nazis have one of the most effective smoke screens at Ploesti that we know of. Time and again our attacks are unsuccessful for this reason. The Romano Americana Refinery is all Jerry has left. Major Bill Tope, our genial S-3 now insists upon being called Colonel. Those silver leaves made their appearance to the pleasure of all not least among whom we must include Bill. We are still sweating Colonel Gent’s chickens.