Log book for Lt D.W. Gay - 6-20 April 1944 This page from Lt. Gay& 39;s Log Book covers his flying experiences from 6-20 April 1944. Once again we have a mix of day and night flights, bombing and navigation training and Arvo Ansons and Airspeed Oxfords. We also have the first example of several flights on the same day - 20 April saw two daytime trips in the Anson (although the first was cut short by problems with the wireless) and one night flight, a total of almost seven hours of flight.
The Hawker Sea Hurricane was the sea-launched version of the legendary Hawker Hurricane of Battle of Britain fame. The Mark 1 version of the Hurricane, designed by Sidney Camm, was very much one that needed a runway to take off and land. Camm probably did not give much if any thought about a sea-launched Hurricane.
GazelleAny of numerous small, graceful, and swift antelopes, with lustrous eyes, found especially in South Africa, northern Africa, Iran, and India.I( SwStr: t. 117; 1. 135& 39;; b. 23& 39;; dr. 4& 39;; s. 4 k.; a. 612-pdr. r.)The first Gazelle, a side-wheel steamer built at Madison Inc., in 1803 as Emma Brown, was purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 November 1863 for duty with the Mississippi River Squadron, and commissioned by February 1864 at Cairo, Ill.