Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 4, 5 and 6

Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 4, 5 and 6

This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' covers the end of his notes on of Raid 3, all of Raid 4 and Raid 5 and the start of Raid 6.

His third operation was an attack on twenty field guns to the north of Rimini on 19 September, and was recorded as an 'Apple'. This was also the first raid to see effective anti-aircraft fire, with seven aircraft hit (but none lost) and one navigator wounded.

Raid 4, of 22 September 1944 was an attack on a bridge to the south-east of Ravenna, and was a failure.

Raid 5, of 24 September 1944 was an attack on some railway marshalling yards and was an 'Orange' - a moderate success.

Raid 6, of 26 September 1944 was an attack on the village of San Angelo, and was a failure.

Many thanks to Martin Hampton, the son in law of Lt. Gay, for sending us this material. These pages come from Gay's own private notebook which began with similar infomation to his flight log, but became more detailed, and also included a number of interesting items that had been pasted in.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (3 January 2020), Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 4, 5 and 6 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_war_effort_006.html

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