After being shot down, he spent more than 30 hours floating in the Pacific Ocean, hiding under a seat cushion, to avoid being seen by Japanese planes. Naval Library:. I flew right down the gun barrel on one of these big pom poms up forward.
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You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite. Of the 15 Devastators of VT-8 that attacked the Japanese fleet at Midway, all were shot down with Gay being the only survivor. Torpedo Squadron 6 and 3 followed, losing 10 of 14 and 11 or 13 Devastators respectively.
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