We had drawn a secret mission. This was to be our trial by a jury of German night-fighters, searchlights, and flak-guns.
The briefing room was empty at 7: 00, much to our surprise, we were to be the I only crew sent out that night. The briefing officer gave us all the information necessary for the flight. Take-off time, time in flight, target, target time, and compass heading to and from, bombing elevation, all of this was written down in our pilot's notebook...
Manuscripts: Vol. 13
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol13/iss4/15