Word came through for five plane captains to go on a 5,000 mile hop. I was one of the five picked out. This trip was to fly six T.B.F. planes 650 miles northwest of Guadalcanal, 150 miles from Borno. Our flight was to be over enemy territory. I was checked out for gun turret and oxygen equipment. Finally heard from mother, Ann, Dottie, and Tex.