Today we ran our first mission of the month. It was an attack directed at the Ploesti M/Y. The return was a sad occasion. Our formation was hard hit by enemy fighters and flak. Five of our bombers failed to return. Worst of all is the fact that the target was cloud obscured and our results are doubtful. Here are some pre-invasion bets made by the S-2 crystal gazers. Major Harvey has bet Major Bartlett that the invasion will start on May 15th and will be over within ninety days of the actual landing date. Lt. Turner has bet Major Harvey that the war in Europe will not be over until 1 January 1945 or later.