Today’s mission was a rough one. Wiener-Neustadt was the target and we lost two airplanes. The pilots were Lt. Fergus and Lt. Henggeler. Both were old members of the Group, having trained with us in the States. We had an alert last night. A German Recon plane was overhead. Standing by the air raid shelter one could hear the thump of the Taranto ack ack and could see the bursts of flak. Our quarry eluded us.