Belle Star has completed missions 2 and 3. Mission 2 had no problems.
We were off target, but still got 10% of it. No real damage.
Yet, mission 3 and flying in the Tail position was trouble.
First major issue was that the group got of course and it seemed that
we would never get back on, finally, in the third homeward zone, we did.
Over the target the heavy flak took out the left wing engine, causing the plane
to drag and be slow. Sending twice the time in a zone drove the Luftwaffe out and the flak flying more. Yet, our Little Friends did a great job in keeping them off our backs and SSG Way again from his Tail Turret position got a half of a kill.
Belle Star had an ok landing and the crew kissed the ground.
Ready to get patched up and hit the airfield at St. Omer/Longuesnesse.
1LT Steve Campbell - reporting.