Diary of Robert Wilcox: Thursday, 1 July 1948

Nick & I woke up at 01:15 and trudged down to Operations. They told us we should come back and report at 12:30, so we took another nap and returned after lunch to report back to Ops. When the left engine started causing trouble after takeoff, we returned to Wiesbaden. We were told our next takeoff would be tomorrow early at 01:15, so I went to sleep at around 19:30. At 23:00, Nick came in and said that takeoff time had been set back until 06:15. Our daily rhythm is so chaotic that we begin to find it hard to tell the days apart.