Frank Devereaux World War II Flight Log
Frank Devereaux, a 1941 graduate of Lufkin High School, served as a togglier on a B-25 Mitchell bomber in the 380th Bomb Squadron (M), 301st Bomb Group (M) based in Italy, which primarily targeted sites in northern Italy and southern Austria, keeping Brenner Pass, an important German supply route between Austria and Italy, closed during the later stages of World War II. The log dates from December 27, 1944 to March 24, 1945. In his oral history interview, available in our online oral history collection, Devereaux said he flew more missions than the 37 that are recorded in the log, and the log doesn’t record any additional ones because the Army instructed soldiers to cease keeping such logs for security reasons in case the log fell into enemy hands. The entries describe location and target, mission results, amount of flak, damage to aircraft, planes lost, bomb load, flight time, and observations specific to each mission. The log also lists Devereaux’s military friends and has information on first aid procedures.