Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 9 and 10 and cuttings

Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 9 and 10 and cuttings

This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' includes the start of his notes on Raid 10, as well as part of his notes on Raid 9 and a second attack on the same target, and cuttings about three of his colleagues who were lost in this period.

The partly hidden raid 9 was an attack on Udine on 28 December in which none of the squadron's aircraft were lost. However on the following day the wing returned to Udine and three aircraft were lost, and the cutting relate to that period.

Raid 10 was an attack on marhalling yards at Franco Veneto on 31 December 1944. An escort of six Spitfires was provided, but the raid had to be aborted due to poor weather over the target.

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 9 and 10 and cuttings , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_war_effort_008.html

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