August 20, 1942
Carl Morrison is sounded above the knee and is sent to the Hospital ship. Cal has a wound in the arm and carries on – both Bert and I have crease wounds in the leg. To date the missing are: Officers, Dick Eldred, Col. Andrews, Aussie Stanton, Allen Turney. Men – 38 – a lot are dead but our roll is not complete.
“A” – two men dead or missing – the rest of the Squadron complete.
“B” – Charlie Page, Jack Dunlop, Spike Purdy, Bennett-dead, Braithup, Wallace, Lambert missing
“C” – Glenn, Valentine, Douglas Patterson – missing. Tommy Cornett, dead. 78 men missing or dead.
It is terrible here today – all these men gone, for what purpose? Twenty-eight tanks lost.