Sunday, August 15, 2010

George's Service Diary: Sat. Jan. 16

Sat. Jan. 16 – Two flights scheduled for a 9:00 A.M. mission but our flight stood by and didn’t fly. About 5 minutes before they got back, and while we were having our coffee, a Zero passed overhead at about 15,000 feet. Reconn Joe, probably, and Fighter Sector had given no warning, and apparently didn’t even know about it. King told Operations to call F.S. when they could get through. This afternoon Moore and I improved our slit trench against any possible future raids. Then I took a shower in about 3 quarts of water. Wrote three letters today, two to Betty and one to my mother, and a cable to Betty telling her to leave at once for home, in order to keep her quota number, which otherwise expires at the end of January. Sutton cracked up a ship on the strip today; landed long and slapped on the brakes. He was unhurt.


  1. Does F.S. represent Fighter Squadron? I wonder what that line means about Betty keeping her quota and where was she that he was telling her to go home?

  2. Yes, I believe FS is Fighter Squadrom. "Home" was George's home. Apparently she had a quota number to immigrate to the US and if she didn't use it she would lose her place.