Then suddenly I saw a railway station and to my astonishment I was able to read the name ROTTERDAM MAAS. That was the moment that I realized how low we were flying. Next thing was the drop area; to me it looked very much like a racecourse. We came lower still so the food would not be damaged too much. I could not believe my eyes when I saw people running onto the field at the same moment we were dropping the bags. They just did not think of the danger. They must have been very hungry.
When all the bags had been released we circled to clear the drop area. I then saw a message in white sheets, it just said "GOD BLESS YOU R.A.F". My eyes had been teary throughout this mission but that message made the tears flow. When we got back to our Sqd. all seven guys in our crew were red eyed.