1450597, Acting Flight Sergeant Sydney David COY, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.
COY, Sydney David. 1450597 Acting Flight Sergeant, No.156 Squadron.
L.G. 10/12/1943. Air Bomber. Press Release.
One night in April, 1943, this airman was Bomb Aimer in an aircraft detailed ro attack Spezia. The target was bombed from 6,000 feet in spite of intense and accurate light anti-aircraft fire. After he had seen his bombs burst on the target, Flight Sergeant Coy rendered expert medical aid to the mid-upper gunner who had been seriously wounded. He has at all times displayed the greatest courage and efficiency.
ED: There is no record of this mission in 156 Sqn Logs, presume it must relate to previous squadron, viz 101 Sqn.