May 5th, 1943


0430 Raid to Munda.  Eighteen T.B.F., eight Marine T.B.F.’s, eighteen S.B.D.’s, and twenty-five B-40’s.  All our planes returned softly, but one Marine T.B.F. shot down to flames.  T-14 tail shot off, T-8 bilge shot up, T-5 bullet holes in wing.  Gunner and Radioman wounded.  My pilot nearly cracked with an S.B.D.  Bombing mission successful.