Raymond J. Gajda

Radio Operator Arrives in Italy
WITH THE 15TH AAF in Italy--Corporal Raymond J. Gajda of Lublin has just arrived at the B-24 Liberator Bomb Group Air Base somewhere in Italy.

He has been assigned with a Fifteenth Air Force Heavy Bomb Group that has been awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation and has played an important part in the destruction of the enemy's oil facilities and transportation systems in southern and eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Now a radio-operator-gunner, Gajda entered the service in March 1943, after his graduation from Gilman High School.

His mother, Mrs. Mary Gajda, also lives in Lublin.