Lt D.W. Gay's War Effort - Raids 23 and 24
This page from Lt D.W. Gay's 'War Effort' covers the end of Raid 23 and Raid 24.
Raid 23 was an attack on marshalling yards in Yugoslavia on 10 March 1945. Bad weather meant that the bombing was partly blind - they were unable to observe the results of their own bombing.One of his bombs refused to drop, so Gay had to go into the bomb bay to release it manually while over the sea.
Raid 24 was an attack on a Sugar Refinery at Pontelongo on 12 March 1945. The attack was a 'lemon', or moderate success.
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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