Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 13, 14 and 15

Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 13, 14 and 15

This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' covers Raid 13, Raid 14 and the start of Raid 15

Raid 13 was an attack on a bridge over the Po on 21 January 1945. Gay's aircraft developed engine problems and had to return to base.

Raid 14 was an attack on marshalling yards on 27 January 1945. Gay's aircraft dropped to low level to interfere with the enemy Flak. One gunner was killed, the first recorded fatality in this diary.

Raid 15 was an attack on marshalling yards at Gorizia on 8 February 1945. There was a fighter escort and no flak, and the raid was rated as an 'Apple'

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 13, 14 and 15 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_war_effort_010.html

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