Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/6/40. Overcast. Close. Very light Northerly wind.
Decorations.
W/C. MILLS, The C.O., S/L. DuBOULAY, F/L. PRINGLE, (posthumously), & F/O. DONALDSON awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
F/S. BOORE, Sgt. RUFFEL-HAZELL, L.A.C. SMITH, 390, awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
P/O. WICKENKAMP awarded the M.B.E. (Military Division), posthumously.
Casualties.
Message received that P/O. DODSHUN & P/O. WHITTON are prisoners of war in GERMANY.
Training
1145. P/O. KIRKBY took off for air firing.
1560. ? P/O. KIRKBY took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Road Targets.
2130. Eight aircraft with eight from No.38 Squadron took off to disorganize enemy military movement at REXPORTE, SOCX an FURNES. App. C.45.
App. D.49.
0100. All aircraft had returned. Six successfully bombed the target. App. D.61.

From 2130 hrs 1/6/1940 to 0100 hrs 2/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
-




Wellington IC.
G. P.9235.




Wellington I.C.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.
F/L. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. TEMPLETON
A.C. PURDOM
A.C. BLADON

F/O. POULTNEY
F/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
A.C. ALLCROFT
A.C. PARKING
A.C. REEVES

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. JEFFERSON
LAC. STONE
LAC. BUTLER

P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LITTLEJOHN
Sgt. JACKSON
LAC. KIRKBY
A.C. CHAPPEL

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
A.C. WARD
A.C. CHATTERTON

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. MOORE
Sgt. HARDY
A.C. POOLE
A.C. ORFORD

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
A.C. WAITE
LAC. SMITH (390)
A.C. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON
P/O. GERRY
Sgt. STOWE
LAC. KEMSLEY
A.C. ROBERTSON
A.C. JOHNSTONE
Disorganize enemy movements. 2130.





2205.






2135.






2140.






2140.





2150.





2210.






2225.
0020.





0025.






0040.






0005.






0015.





0100.





0045.






0100.
Eight aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM took off to disorganize enemy movements at REXPOEDE, SOCX, and FURNES, carrying 14. 250 lb. bombs.

Four of our aircraft which were detailed to attack REXPOEDE bombed the target, two bombed the alternative FURNES and two returned with bombs.

The earlier aircraft were assisted by fires at the target, the latter hampered by smoke and cloud.

App. C.45.
App. D.61.

MARHAM. 2/6/40. Lovely day. Hot and sunny. Cumulus cloud. Easterly wind.
Training
1050. P/O. KIRKBY took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1200. P/O. McAFEE took off for the same programme.
1400. P/O. KIRKBY again took off for BERNERS HEATH.
1405. F/O. WOOD, F/O. SHEERAN, S/L. DuBOULAY and F/O. GIBBESS took off for air firing at the WASH at intervals during the afternoon.
Promotions
All air-gunners were promoted to Sergeants.
Visits.
Captain BALFOUR, Under Secretary of State for Air accompanied by Mr. W. W. WAKEFIELD (MP) visited the Squadrons.
MARHAM. 3/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. North West wind.
Training.
1345. P/O. MOORE took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1520. P/O. GERRY took off with his new crew for local firing practice. He is now in 'A' Flight.
Personnel.
S/L. DuBOULAY attached to S.H.Q., for operations room duties, pending posting to 6 Group for Operational training duties.
Casualties.
Message received that F/O. LASLETT was prisoner of war in GERMANY.
Personnel.
P/O. ALEXANDER, P/O. NOBLE, Sgt. VERRAN and crew posted here.
S/L. DABINNET posted here to take command of 'B' Flight.
F/O. STATHAM returns from TORQUAY fit for flying again.
2133. Oil Targets and Railway Targets.
Nine aircraft with a similar number from No.38 Squadron, and eighteen from FELTWELL, took off to attack oil refineries, coking ovens, etc., at MONHEIM, between COLOGNE and DUSSELDORF. App. C.46.
App. D.50.
0425. All aircraft had landed, F/L. NEWMAN at ABINGTON. App. D.62.
Seven aircraft attacked successfully,
two returned early with mechanical trouble.

From 2133 hrs 3/6/1940 to 0425 hrs 4/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.



F/L. WELLS
P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. TEMPLETON
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. PURDOM

F/O. POULTNEY
F/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. COLEHAN

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. CHATTERTON
P/O. LANGMAN

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COXWELL

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
Sgt. LEINS
Sgt. JONHSTON (247)
P/O. WATERER

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. SMITH (390)
Sgt. JONES (518)

P/O. POWELL - DFM.
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. LITTLEJOHN
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. CHAPPEL
Attack oil refineries and marshalling yards. 2133.





2144.






2223.






2205.






2224.






2228.






2242.






2250.






2254.
0304.





0209.






0306.






2215.






0300.






0425.






2316.






0244.






0229.
Eighteen aircraft from MARHAM and eighteen from FELTWELL took off to attack oil refineries at MONHEIM and alternative target marshalling yards at KOLN.

Six aircraft attacked the main target scoring hits and starting fires, one attacked REIZHOLZ, and two returned,
F/O. WOOD with A.S.I. trouble, and S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON with engine trouble.

App. C.46.

MARHAM. 4/6/40. Overcast. South Easterly wind.
Training.
0955. P/O. GERRY took off for cross country to LUNDY ISLAND.
MARHAM. 5/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Easterly wind.
Personnel.
W/O. STATHAM posted to MIDDLE WALLOP, for station discipline duties,
and F/Sgt. WHILLANS arrives to take his place.
Political Information.
Withdrawal of the Allies from DUNKIRK completed and GERMANY begins offensive on southern front along SOMME.
Training.
1145. P/O. GERRY took off for cross country to RUGBY and BENSON.
1510. P/O. KIRKBY took off for local flying.
1538. F/O. WOOD took off form bombing on T.
1545. Sgt. LEWIS took of for local flying.
1625. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for bombing.
Road and Rail Targets.
2150. Two aircraft with two from No.38 Squadron, eighteen from FELTWELL and twelve from HONINGTON took off to attack roads at CAMBRAI and LE CATEAU and railway junctions at DUREN and EUSKIRCHEN and AACHEN. App. C.47.
App. D.51.
0425. Both aircraft had returned, but owing to difficulty in locating targets bomb adjacent railway junctions. App. D.63.

From 2150 hrs 5/6/1940 to 0425 hrs 6/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.



F/O. DONALDSON
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
Sgt. JONHSTON (247)
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER
To hinder enemy movements. 2150.






2155.




0144.






0425.





Four aircraft from MARHAM, twelve from HONINGTON, and eighteen from FELTWELL took off to hinder movement of enemy forces at CAMBRAI, LE CATEAU, DUREN, EUSKIRCHEN and AACHEN.

Our aircraft bombed the railway at ESCHWEILER, and the others, the railway at GELDEN.

App. C.47.
App. D.63.

MARHAM. 6/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. North Easterly wind.
Leave allowed again. Three crews at a time for four days.
Training.
1105. P/O. GERRY took off for cross country - BATH, BRIDGEWATER, ST. ATHAN.
1115. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for cross country - HAMSTON, HEYFORD, HARWELL.
1120. P/O. KIRBY took off for high level bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Visits.
Lord TRENCHART visited the Squadrons.
Air raid warning during the evening and air raid on neighboring aerodrome.
Road Targets.
2227. Five aircraft with similar number from No.38 Squadron and twelve aircraft from No.149 Squadron took off to disorganizes enemy military communications, at HIRSON; and roads between AMIENS and the sea. App. C.48.
App. D.52.
0258. All aircraft had returned after successful attacks. App. D.64.

From 2227 hrs 6/6/1940 to 0258 hrs 7/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.




P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. PRITCHARD
P/O. LITTLEJOHN
Sgt. CHAPPEL

F/O. WOOD
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. CHATTERTON
Sgt. WARD
P/O. LANGMAN

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

F/O. POULTNEY
F/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES

S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. WILDE
Disorganize enemy communications. 2227.






2315.






2317.





2328.






2347.




0226.






0258.






0237.





0208.






0253.



Two of our aircraft attacked HIRSON, and three were detailed to attack troops movements in the area between AMIENS and the sea.

The railway was hit at HIRSON, and the three roving aircraft obtained hits on road movements and lights in woods.

App. C.48.
App. D.64.

MARHAM. 7/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Northerly wind.
Nothing of note occurred today.
Air raid warning again, and ineffective raid by small enemy force locally.
MARHAM. 8/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Light South Easterly wind.
Station Duties.
Owing to difficulty of using Observers from operation crews as duty pilots, L.A.C. pilots u/t, were given this duty and for similar reasons used as A.C.P.
Training.
1000. P/O. ALEXANDER, F/O. SCOTT, P/O. MOORE & P/O. GERRY carried out diving bombing at BERNERS HEATH at intervals during the morning.
1430. S/L. DABINETT took off for local flying practice.
1435. P/O. GERRY took off for W/T practice.
Ferrying.
1565.? F/O. FRASER with F/O. STATHAM took off to collect aircraft from MILDENHALL.
Road Targets.
2156. Ten aircraft with a similar number from No.38 Squadron and 15 from MILDENHALL took off to attack bridges over the SOMME, at ST. VALERIE and PICQUINY, motor convoys on roads ETAPLES to ST. VALERIE and roads out of MONTREUIL. App. C.49.
App. D.53.
App. D.65.
0326. All aircraft had returned after successful attack.

From 2155 hrs 8/6/1940 to 0330 hrs 9/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
J. R.3902.





Wellington IA.
F. P.9224.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IA.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.




P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
Sgt. MURPHY
Sgt. CROFT
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. DEMPSEY

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
Sgt. PRITCHARD
Sgt. McNAIR
P/O. FLETCHER

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COXWELL

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH (383)
Sgt. JONHSTON (247)
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. CROCKER
Sgt. CHAPPEL
Sgt. JACKSON
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

F/O. POULTNEY
F/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. SMITH (390)
Sgt. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. WILDE
Disorganise enemy movements. 2156.






2157.






2218.





2231.






2235.






2245.






2247.






2300.






2329.






2350.


0255.






0245.






0150.





0237.






0305.






0233.






0157.






0210.






0315.






0325.

Four of our aircraft were detailed to attack PICQUINY bridge, one scored three hits with 500 lb., bombs, the other three attacked alternative targets.

Two aircraft attacked woods, starting fires.

Three of the aircraft on roving commission attacked road movements and the forth, ABBEVILLE aerodrome.

App. C.49.
App. D.65.

MARHAM. 9/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Southerly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 10/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Southerly wind.
Political Information.
ITALY declares war. ALLIES withdraw from NORWAY.
P/O. FRASER takes over a crew.
Road Targets.
The attack on the BLACK FOREST concentrations and dumps was cancelled.
Four aircraft with a similar number from 38 Squadron and ten from MILDENHALL took off to attack roads at LAON &
LA FERE, three aircraft attacked the targets.
P/O. MOORE had engine trouble and baled three of his crew out but managed to land at WATTON.
App. C. 50.
App. D. 54.
App. D. 66.

From ---- hrs 10/6/1940 to ---- hrs 11/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.



F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
P/O. FLETCHER
Sgt. PRITCHARD
Sgt. McNAIR

F/S. BOORE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. SMITH (390)
Sgt. JONES (518)

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Attack enemy lines of communication. ----





2220.






2205.






2215.





----





0320.






----






----
Two of our aircraft bombed exits of LA FERE, and one dropped one bomb on LAON, the rest hanging up.

The other aircraft failed to locate its target.

P/O. MOORE baled out three of his crew due to engine trouble, and landed at WATTON with his second pilot, and C.A.G.

F/O. DONALDSON D.F.C., attacked two aircraft landing and taxying on DOUAI aerodrome setting one on fire and damaging the other.

App. C.50.
App. D.66.

MARHAM. 11/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Northerly wind.
Honours and Awards.
W/C. MILLS, The C.O., and S/L. DuBOULAY were presented with the D.F.C. at an investiture at BUCKINGHAM PALACE by THE KING.
Message that we shall be operating over ITALY from base near MARSEILLES.
Six aircraft from two Squadrons four days at a time.
Training.
Several aircraft took off for air tests and local flying practice.
Raid over the BLACK FOREST was cancelled.
MARHAM. 12/6/40. Sunny. Cumulus cloud. South Easterly wind.
Station operations cancelled.
Training.
1425. F/S. BOORE took off for air firing over THE WASH.
1450. F/O. WOOD took off for local loop practice.
Black Forest raid was cancelled.
MARHAM. 13/6/40. Overcast. Northerly wind.
Political Information.
The GERMANS were twelve miles from PARIS, across the SEINE at VERNON and in REIMS.
Italian operations finally cancelled.
Road Targets.
2200. Ten aircraft and nine from No.38 Squadron, nineteen from MILDENHALL, sixteen from FELTWELL, and eleven from HONINGTON, took off to attack communications centres and harass enemy movements. App. C.51.
App. D.55.
0348. All aircraft back after successfull attack.

From 2200 hrs 13/6/1940 to 0348 hrs 14/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.


F/L. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. PURDOM
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. TEMPLETON

F/O. DONALDSON D.F.C.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

F/S. BOORE D.F.M.
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. SMITH (390) D.F.M.
Sgt. JONES (518)

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BLANCHARD
Sgt. BOTELIER
Sgt. GRUNDY

F/O. WOOD
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. CHATERTON
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. WARD
P/O. LANGMAN

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
Sgt. CROFT
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. MURPHY
Sgt. DEMPSEY

P/O. POWELL
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
P/O. LITTLEJOHN
Sgt. CROCKER
Sgt. SPIBY

S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
P/O. WILDE
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. McNEVIN

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD
To attack road centres and forests. 2200.





2209.






2212.






2225.






2246.






2253.






2246.






2203.






2308.






2332.



0348.





0217.






0206.






0254.






0302.






0235.






0311.






0150.






0246.






0315.




The 'A" Flight aircraft attacked VERNON and caused fires and explosions, Gap seen in a bridge, ship on fire at DIEPPE and aircraft crashing in flames near ROUEN.

The 'B' Flight aircraft attacked the FORET de CREIL, causing fires and explosions.

App. C.51.

MARHAM. 14/6/40. Blue sky. Cloud on horizon. Northerly wind.
Message that ITALIAN operation will take place.
1000. The C.O. at conference at VICKERS on WELLINGTON design.
Personnel.
P/O. LAWTON, P/O. BARKER and crews arrive.
Political Information.
GERMANS enter PARIS.
Front line extends from LE HAVRE to PARIS to end of MOGINOT LINE.
Targets in BLACK FOREST.
2210. Two aircraft with four from No.38 Squadron, five from FELTWELL, eight from MILDENHALL and five from HONINGTON and STRADISHALL took off to attack concentrations of troops, dumps, etc., in the BLACK FORREST App. C.52.
App. D.56.
S/L. DABINETT landed BOSCOMBE DOWN, and P/O. MOORE at HARWELL, both returning later in the morning.

From 2210 hrs 14/6/1940 to 0650 hrs 14/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.



S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
P/O. FLETCHER
Sgt. PRITCHARD
Sgt. McNAIR
Attack on dumps etc., in Black Forest. 2210.






2211.





0650.






0545.





Our aircraft attacked area of forest between BADEN BADEN to BUHL and started fires.

Weather conditions were bad, thunder and torrential rain.

S/L. DABINETT landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN, and P/O. MOORE at HARWELL returning later in the morning.

C.52.

MARHAM. 15/6/40. Overcast. Light Northerly wind.
Training.
1610. P/O. FRASER, took off for cross country.
BLACK FORREST raid cancelled.
MARHAM. 16/6/40. Overcast. Low cloud. Northerly wind.
'B' Flight preparing for ITALIAN operations.
Six aircraft to take off at 0600. tomorrow.
Political Information.
GERMANS driving behind the MAGINOT LINE.
Political Information.
REYNAUD, FRENCH Premier, resigns. PETAIN become Premier.
Raid reduced to one aircraft per Squadron, then cancelled.
MARHAM. 17/6/40. Overcast, clearing later. North East wind.
0300. ITALIAN operations cancelled.
Training.
1130. P/O. POWELL and P/O. GERRY take off for W/T homing practice.
1515. P/O. FRASER took off for cross country via, HARWELL, NORTHAMPTON, UPPER HEYFORD and return.
We are dispersing a few aircraft to BARTON BENDISH.
Political Information.
FRENCH Army Command asks GERMANS for peace terms.
Rail and Oil Targets.
Five aircraft and four from No.38 Squadron, nine from MILDENHALL, eighteen from FELTWELL, twelve from HONINGTON and STRADISHALL took off to attack marshalling yards and oil plants.
Our target was BOCHUM.
App. C.53.
App. D.57.
P/O. SHEERAN took off as reserve for one 38 aircraft which forced landed but had to come back with u/s A.S.I.

From 2133 hrs 17/6/1940 to 0253 hrs 18/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington. IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3255.



S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JOHNSTON (247)
SGT. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
Sgt. MURPHY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. DEMPSEY
Sgt. CROFT

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEMAN

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COXWELL

F/O. POULTNEY.
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES
To attack oil plants and marshalling yards. 2150.






2155.






2152.






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2135.






2133.




0253.






0212.






0227.






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0218.






0235.



Our aircraft were detailed to attack oil plant at WANNE EICKEL near BOCHUM.

One aircraft dropped a stick across the north end of the target, another obtained direct hits, another caused fires and explosions.

P/O. POULTNEY attacked an aerodrome North of BARMEN and hit buildings.

App. C.53.

MARHAM. 18/6/40. Cloudless. Hot sun. Northerly wind.
Training.
1100. P/O. FRASER took off for air firing over THE WASH.
1415. P/O. FRASER again took off for air firing.
Industrial Targets.
2130. Seven aircraft and eight from No.38 Squadron, eight from HONINGTON and three from MILDENHALL took off to attack oil works near HAMBURG and mine dumps at aerodrome near WILHELMSHAVEN. App. C.54.
Personnel.
Cpl. Williams posted from HALTON to take over duties as N.C.O. 1/c Orderly Room.
2330. Station Air Raid siren sounded.
Bombs dropped near NARFORD HALL. App. D.58.

From 2130 hrs 18/6/1940 to 0343 hrs 19/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington. IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IC.
----





Wellington.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
----



F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. GRUNDY
W/C. MILLS
Sgt. BLANCHARD

P/O. POWELL - D.F.M.
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. SPIBT
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. KIRKBY
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
P/O. LETCHER
Sgt. McNAIR
Sgt. PRITCHARD

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. (B?)HILBROUGH
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. KIRKBY

F/O. WOOD
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. CHATTERTON
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. McKENZIE
P/O. LANGMAN

F/S. BOORE - D.F.M.
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. SMITH (390)
Sgt. JONES (518)
Sgt. ROBERTS

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. SKEHAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. PETERS
To attack oil works and mine dumps. 2137.






2143.






2145.






2147.






2130.






2130.






2205.
0310.






0219.






0331.






0245.






0343.






0343.






0235.
Our aircraft detailed to attack mine dumps at BARGE near WILHEMSHAVEN, started fires.

All aircraft apparently saw no fires when they arrived, but observed fires after they left.

The wood was caught well alight, could be seen for 50 miles.

AMERSTERDAM & OLDENBURG aerodrome seen lighted.

(Aerial battle seen off ORFORDNESS, the latter with one very bright light).

Warships observed in and around WILHELMSHAVEN.

App. C.54.

MARHAM. 19/6/40. 0343. All Aircraft returned.
Fine. High cloud. Northerly wind.
Casualties.
0745. Message that P/O. LAWTON was killed last night in a car accident.
Training.
1100. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, F/O. WELLS and P/O. GERRY took off for formation practice.
MARHAM. 20/6/40. Overcast. North Easterly wind.
Personnel.
F/O. BITMEAD arrives for Gunnery Leader duties.
Training.
1115. F/L. NEWMAN, P/O. POWELL and P/O. MOORE took off for formation practice.
Raid of twelve aircraft cancelled, in view of weather.
MARHAM. 21/6/40. Personnel.
Sgt. HARKER posted to No.949 Squadron.
Overcast. North Easterly wind. Clearing later.
Political Information.
FRENCH ask ITALY for peace terms.
Aircraft Targets.
2130. Twelve aircraft with ten from No.38 Squadron and fourteen aircraft from HONINGTON and STRADISHALL took off to attack aircraft storage units at ROTTENBURG and OLDENBURG, and marshalling yards at BREMEN.

From 2130 hrs 21/6/1940 to 0430 hrs 22/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
R. ?.9230.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3133





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
U. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IA.
A. P.9227.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.



S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. COOKSON
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COXWELL

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
SGT. PETERS
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JOHNSTON (247)
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. WELLS
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. PURDOM
Sgt. BLADOM
Sgt. TEMPLETON
Sgt. PRESTON

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. ORFORD
Sgt. BAX
Sgt. POOLE

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
Sgt. McNAIR
Sgt. PRITCHARD
P/O. FLETCHER

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
Sgt. MURPHY
Sgt. CROFT
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. DEMPSEY
To attack aircraft storage buildings. 2145.






2150.






2135.






2140.






2145.






2143.






2153.






2130.






2154.






2156.






2158.






2159.

0411.






0410.






2155.






0240.






2325.






0430.






0340.






0336.






0325.






0341.






0345.






0335.
Aircraft detailed to attack aerodromes at OLDENBURG & ROTTENBURG, started fires on aerodrome, hit hangars & caused an explosion, and F/L. WELLS attacked HORNUM and saw flames on the water extinguished.

P/O. MOORE straddled a railway N.W. of SHARNSTEDT.

App. C.55.

MARHAM. 22/6/40. 0430. All aircraft had returned. App. C.55.
F/O. POULTNEY returned early with overheating engines.
F/O. FRASER inadvertently landed with undercarriage up.
App. D.59.
Overcast. Northerly wind.
Political Information.
GERMAN terms handed to FRENCH.
MARHAM. 23/6/40. Overcast. Northerly wind.
Training
1110. F/L. NEWMAN, F/O. SCOTT & P/O. GERRY took off for formation practice, and S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON for ZZ practice.
1115. P/O. WHITE took off for local flying with new crew.
1115. 'B' Flight carried out a number of air tests.
Political Information.
FRENCH accept peace terms.
Raid ten aircraft cancelled in view of weather.
MARHAM. 24/6/40. Overcast. Northerly wind.
Training.
We had the WASH and BERNERS HEATH today.
1055. F/O. SHEERAN, S/L. DABINETT, P/O. WHITE and P/O. GERRY took off at intervals during the morning for air firing over the WASH.
1155. F/O. DONALDSON, F/O. GIBBES and F/O. POULTNEY took off for section drill and bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Personnel.
Crew comprising P/O. PATE, P/O. ROY, pilots P/O. CLUTTERBUCK, C.A.G. Sgt. SHERWOOD, Obs. and Sgt. McCULLOCH, Sgt. ROBERTSON W/T A.Gs arrived.
Rail, Oil and Aerodrome Targets.
2138. Eleven aircraft with eleven from No.38 Squadron, eighteen from MILDENHALL and twenty from FELTWELL took off to attack marshalling yards at DUSSELDORF, synthetic oil plant at DORTMUND and LEMWERDER aerodrome near BREMEN. App. C.56.
App. D.60.

From 2141 hrs 24/6/1940 to 0246 hrs 25/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IA.
A. P.9227.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
----.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.




S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JOHNSTON (247)
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. WELLS
P/O. MERCER
Sgt. TEMPLETON
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. PURDOM

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. BAX
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

P/O. MOORE
P/O. KIRBY
Sgt. PENNINGTON
Sgt. McNAIR
Sgt. PRITCHARD
Sgt. FLETCHER

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
Sgt. MURPHY
Sgt. DEMPSEY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. CROFT

S/L. DABINETT
P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. BITMEAD

F/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

F/O. GIBBES
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COOKSON
P/O. COXWELL
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES
To attack docks, aerodromes and industrial targets. 2211.






2209.





2214.






2150.






2146.






2150.






2156.






2152.






2154.






2138.






2141.
0320.






0400.





0223.






0227.






0320.






0246.






0243.






0313.






0313.






0302.






0230.
The weather was bad, thick cloud & thunderstorms.

F/L. WELLS bombed ships at YMUIDEN in dive 3000'- 1000'-., but hit dock at DEN HELDER, last resort target.

Blast furnaces were seen at WILLEMSFORD.

DEN HELDER burning furiously near water-sides.

P/O. GERRY jettisoned bombs 10 miles W, of OLDENBURG, owing to port engine catching fire.
It remained on fire all the way back.

App. C.56.

MARHAM. 25/6/40. 0400. All aircraft had returned.
Cumulus cloud. Patches of blue sky. Northerly wind.
Training.
Lecture on Meteorological Code to pilots and navigators.
Personnel.
Message that the C.O. W/C. MILLS was posted to BASSINGBOURNE. S/L. DABINETT to take over command of the Squadron.
MARHAM. 26/6/40. Overcast. North Easterly wind.
Training.
1100. P/O. WHITE took off for cross country to UPPER HEYFORD and returns.
1150. P/O. COOKSON took off with new crew for cross country to HARWELL via UPPER HEYFORD and return.
1415. P/O. COOKSON took off for HARWELL again.
Aerodrome Target.
2142. Eleven aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and eighteen from FELTWELL took off to attack an aerodrome near MUNSTER. App. C.57.
App. D.61.

From 2147 hrs 26/6/1940 to 0350 hrs 27/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
U. L.7845.




S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JOHNSTONE (247)
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. WELLS
P/O. MERCER
Sgt. PURDOM
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. TEMPLETON

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. GRUNDY
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BLANCHARD

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

P/O. POWELL - DFM.
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. KIRKBY
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

F/O. WOOD
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. CHATTERTON
P/O. LANGMAN

F/S. BOORE - DFM.
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. SMITH (390) - DFM.
Sgt. JONES (518)

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. ROY
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. BITMEAD

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. JOHNSTONE

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. SKEHAN
To attack aerodrome. 2201.






2215.





2147.






2205.





2142.






2208.






2149.






2150.






2155.






2159.






2151.
0220.






0250.





0308.






0310.





0252.






0243.






0215.






0350.






0305.






0217.






0300.
Our aircraft were detailed to attack the aerodrome near MUNSTER.

F/L. NEWMAN had to jenk sharply to avoid balloons as bomb aimer was pressing the button.

Many hits were obtained on the aerodrome.

A building was set on fire, a searchlight hit, and burst, observed, with a green flash.

P/O. FRASER had engine trouble, dived too steeply, nearly turned the aircraft over.

He bombed a control truck carrying a searchlight.

Thunderstorms were experienced.

App. C.57.

MARHAM. 27/6/40. 0350. All aircraft returned after successful attack.
Cumulus. Blue sky. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1050. P/O. COOKSON took off for cross country to HARWELL.
1435. P/O. WHITE took off for local flying.
1445. P/O. COOKSON took off for cross country including RATCLIFFE and TERNHILL.
MARHAM. 28/6/40. Blue sky. Some cloud. South Easterly wind.
Personnel.
New crew, including Sgt. MARRIOTT, Sgt. MILTON, Pilots, P/O. BARRETT, C.A.G. posted here.
Political Information
RUSSIA occupies BESSARABIA.
Training.
1115. P/O. COOKSON took off for cross country.
1120. F/L. WELLS & F/O. DONALDSON took off for local flying.
1740. P/O. WHITE took off for BASSINGBOURNE for night flying practice.
Railway and Aerodrome Targets.
2039. Ten of our aircraft with twelve of No.38 Squadron and eighteen from FELTWELL took off to attack marshalling yards at HAMM, OSNABROOK, ZOEST and aerodrome at EVREUX, near PARIS. App. C.58.
App. D.62.

From 2029 hrs 28/6/1940 to 0325 hrs 28/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
----.





Wellington IC.
U. L.7845.




S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JOHNSTONE (247)
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. LEINS
P/O. WATERER

F/L. WELLS
P/O. MERCER
Sgt. TEMPLETON
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. PURDOM

F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH
Sgt. BLANCHARD
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BOTELER

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

P/O. POWELL - DFM.
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. STOW
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

P/O. SHEERAN
P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

F/O. WOOD
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. CHATTERTON
P/O. LANGMAN

F/S. BOORE - DFM.
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. WAITE
Sgt. SMITH (390) - DFM.
Sgt. JONES (518)

F/O. GIBBES
Sgt. STONE
P/O. COOKSON
P/O. COXWELL
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. PARKING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. SKEHAN
To attack aerodrome and marshalling yard. 2029.






2230.





2158.






2153.





2204.






2046.






2050.






2044.






----






2155.






2218.






NA
0310.






0325.





0256.






0218.





0245.






0225.






0130.






0153.






----






2340.






0137.






NA
Aircraft detailed to attack EVREUX aerodrome obtained hits on target and on a building, and fires were started,
F/L. WELLS, failing to locate target, bombed ships at LE HAVRE.

An aircraft obtained hits on HAMM marshalling yard and started fires.

F/O. POULTNEY bombed alternative target, HANDORF aerodrome, where night flying was in progress, and obtained hits with five bombs across the aerodrome, and started fires.

F/O. GIBBES failed to start, and F/O. DONALDSON, D.F.C., returned with engine trouble.

App. C.58.

MARHAM. 29/6/40. 0325. All aircraft had returned after successful raid.
F/O. DONALDSON returned and F/O. GIBBES failed to take off, both through engine trouble.
Blue sky. Nearly cloudless. Southerly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 30/6/40. Fine day. Scattered cumulus. Northerly wind.
Decorations.
1200. The whole station paraded for the A.O.C. to present the D.M.F. to Sgt. SMITH, 390, and Sgt. MOIR, who was still on crutches.
The Squadron was photographed after the parade, and the C.O., W/C. MILLS said goodbye to the Squadron.
The A.O.C. met the officers on the lawn outside the officers mess before lunch.
The L.A.C. pilots who have been doing duty pilot and A.C.P. at BARTON BENDISH were posted today.
These duties will now have to be done again by members of operational crews.
The A.S.F. stand by was introduced.
Three crews to stand by from sunset till stood off next morning, to take off at short notice in case of invasion.
Forest Targets.
2142. Six of our aircraft and six from No.38 Squadron and twelve from FELTWELL took off to attack dump, etc., in forest near FRANKFURT App. C.59.
App. D.63.

From 2134 hrs 30/6/1940 to 0418 hrs 1/7/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.




Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.

V. R.3153.




Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.



S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. JOHNSTONE (247)
Sgt. LEINS
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. SMITH
P/O. WATERER

F/L. WELLS
P/O. MERCER
Sgt. TEMPLETON
Sgt. BLADON
Sgt. PURDOM

F/O. SCOTT
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. HARDY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. ORFORD

F/O. GIBBES
P/O. ROY
Sgt. PETERSON
Sgt. BUTLER
Sgt. STONE
P/O. BITMEAD

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. SKEHAN
To attack forest targets. 2134.






2141.





2137.






2140.






2147.






2145.
0418.






0317.





0241.






0408.






0315.






0320.
Our aircraft attacked forests between FRANKFURT and BABENHAUSEN.

All aircraft caused groups of fires.

Orange explosions seen from sheds.

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON and F/O. GIBBES landed at WYTON.


MARHAM. 1/7/40. 0418. All aircraft had landed. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON & F/O. GIBBES at WYTON.