Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/7/40. Magnificent day. Northerly wind.
Personnel.
W/C. MILLS D.F.C. left for BASSINGBOURNE on posting and S/L. DABINETT promoted to Wing Commander takes over command of the Squadron.
Training
1400. P/O. WHITE took off for air-firing over the WASH
1510. Sgt. MILTON took off for the same programme.
MARHAM. 2/7/40. Hot. Cloudless. South Easterly wind.
Political Information.
RUMANIA appeals to GERMANY for assistance in view of the occupation of BESSERABIA by RUSSIA.
Training.
1430 P/O. THORBURN and F/S. BOORE D.F.M., took off for formation flying.
Lecture.
Lecture by W/Comdr. WILLIAMSON-JONES to flying and maintenance crews on engine handling.
Personnel.
P/O. SYDNEY-SMITH posted to No.5 O.T.U. ASTON-DOWN, for gunnery duties on Defiants.
Industrial Targets.
2140. Six aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and twelve from FELTWELL took of to attack marshalling yards at ZOEST, SCHWERT and OSNABRUCK and blast furnaces at DORTMUND. App. C.60.
App. D.64.
0320. All aircraft had returned after successful attacks on targets.

From 2140 hrs 2/7/1940 to 0329 hrs 3/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.



P/O. POWELL - DFM.
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. KIRBY

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

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

P/O. THORBURN
P/O. ROY
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. WILDE

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

F/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. REEVES
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. PARKIN
To attack enemy Industrial Targets. 2145.





2147.






2148.






2157.






2140.






2146.
0305.





0300.






0250.






0329.






0215.






0220.
One aircraft produced fire bursts and explosion on marshalling yards at ZOEST which were seen by a following aircraft.

Another aircraft dropped one stick of 7, 250's, and caused fires and an explosion on marshalling yards at SCHWERT,

and another hit blast furnaces at DORTMUND, causing fires and explosions.

Clusters of three searchlights were seen.

App. C.60.

MARHAM. 3/7/40. Overcast. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1045. P/O. WHITE took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1130. Sgt. MILTON took off for same programme.
1515. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON took off for cross country.
1530. F/O. SCOTT took off for cross country.
Visits.
An establishment commission headed by G/Cptn. STARRIE, visited the Squadrons to discuss establishment with sections.
G/Cptn. HERRING, Station Commander of HARWELL, visited the station to discuss crews.
Personnel.
F/O. GIBBES and the long standing members of his crew, Sgts. PETERSEN, STONE and BUTLER were posted to LOSSIEMOUTH in accordance with the policy of resting crews.
MARHAM. 4/7/40. Heavy cumulus. Patches of blue sky. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1100. P/O. KIRKBY took off for local flying with a new crew.
1200. F/S. BOORE, D.F.M. took off for photography.
Personnel.
F/L. WELLS was posted to STRADISHALL, and of his crew, Sgt. TEMPLETON and Sgt. PURDOM were posted to LOSSIEMOUTH and Sgt. BLADON to BOSCOMBE DOWN in accordance with the rest policy.
F/O. CURREY, Sgt. MILES, pilots, P/O. RICKETS, C.A.G., Sgt. SYMMONS, Obs., Sgt. WILLIAMSON, W/T. AG., and Sgt. SUTHERLAND, AG., a new crew, were posted here, also P/O. WATKINS, C.A.G.
Political Information.
The FRENCH Fleet was taken over by the BRITISH NAVY.
Certain units at ORAN which refused to surrender were subdued by a BRITISH Navel Squadron.
Industrial and Aerodrome Targets.
2152. Six aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and twelve from FELTWELL took off to attack the FOCKE WOLF factory at BREMEN, marshalling yards at SCHWERT and HAMM, docks at EMDEN, and aerodrome at STADE. App. C61.
App. D.65
0453. All aircraft had returned after successful attack. .

From 2152 hrs 4/7/1940 to 0453 hrs 5/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.



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

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

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

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

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. PETERS
To attack enemy Industrial Targets and aerodromes. 2153.






2152.





2215.






2203.






2225.
0330.






0234.





0345.






0402.






0453.
Hits were obtained on marshalling yards and buildings at SCHWERT also yellow explosions seen.

The water-front at EMDEN and aerodrome at STADE were also attacked and hit.

One of our aircraft saw an M.E.110 pass 500 feet below.

App. C.61.

MARHAM. 5/7/40. Glorious day. Cumulus cloud, Southerly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 6/7/40. Overcast. Southerly wind.
Training.
1120. P/O. COOKSON took off for air-firing over the WASH.
1130. F/O. SCOTT and P/O. THORBURN took off for local flying and M/F D/F practice.
1220. F/O. WOOD took off for air firing over the WASH.
Industrial Targets.
2113. Seven aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and ten from FELTWELL took off to attack the BLOHM-VOSS ship yards at HAMBURG, oil storage at EMDEN. App. C.62.
App. D.66.
0402. P/O. MOORE & P/O. THORBURN had returned to ABINGDON and the rest to MARHAM.
Three of our aircraft failed to attack due to weather.

From 2113 hrs 6/7/1940 to 0402 hrs 7/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.




Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.


F/L. NEWMAN
P/O. HUNKIN
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. CHAPPELL
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

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

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

P/O. THORBURN
P/O. ROY
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. McNEVIN
P/O. BITMEAD

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

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

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. McCULLOCH
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK
To attack enemy Industrial Targets. 2140.






2143.





2145.






2157.






2130.






2113.






2211.
0402.






0219.





0221.






0342.






0325.






0200.






0246.
Owing to weather 10/10 clouds and intense flak and searchlights, results were two aircraft that bombed oil sheds at EMDEN did not observe results, two aircraft returned with bombs, and one aircraft in which pilot was thrown from his seat by the explosions of flak over HAMBURG & WILHELMSHAVEN, jettisoned its bombs.

One aircraft bombed entrance to KIEL at BRÜNSBÜTTEL, another stick across S.W. corner of EMDEN docks.

Some aircraft went through thunderstorm in which lightning played round aircraft & rendered W/T U.S.


App. C.62.

MARHAM. 7/7/40. Lovely day. Summer cumulus. Easterly wind.
Training.
1420. P/O. GERRY took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1510. F/O. SCOTT took of for the same programme.
MARHAM. 8/7/40. Sunny. High cloud. Light variable wind.
Training.
0930. F/O. CURRY took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH, and air-firing at the WASH.
0940. P/O. COOKSON took off for air-firing at the WASH.
0955. P/O. HUNKIN took off for bombing and air-firing.
1150. F/O. WOOD took off for air-firing.
Four aircraft took off for air tests.
Industrial Targets.
2137. Eight aircraft from each Squadron at Marham and fourteen from FELTWELL took off to attack docks at EMDEN and WILHELMSHAVEN, oil refineries at HAMBURG. App. C.63.
App. D.67.

From 2137 hrs 8/7/1940 to 0350 hrs 9/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
S. L.9798.





Wellington IA.
A. P.9227.





Wellington IA.
B. P.9236.


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

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

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

P/O. THORBURN
P/O. ROY
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. MILLER
P/O. BITMEAD

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

F/O. DONALDSON - DFC.
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. STOWE
Sgt. JOHNSTONE (247)
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. ROBERTSON

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

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. McCULLOCH
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK
To attack enemy Industrial Targets. 2149.





2137.






2145.






2150.






2147.






2209.






2151.






2203.
0315.





0145.






0340.






0330.






0335.






0335.






0405.






0350.
Results were generally not observed, due to cloud.

Terrific flak and many searchlights were encountered, particularly at WILHELMSHAVEN and HAMBURG.

Flak was self-destroying at 14,000 feet.

Three aircraft attacked BLOHM and VOSS works at HAMBURG and one, the naval dockyard at WILHELMSHAVEN.

App. C.63.

MARHAM. 9/7/40. 0405. All aircraft had returned, one brought bombs back. Results generally not observed in view of cloud.
Heavy cumulus. Patches of blue sky. Brisk Southerly wind.
Training.
1120. P/O. HUNKIN and F/O. CURREY took off for cross country including PETERBOROUGH and YORK.
1500. P/O. POWELL, D.F.M. took of to practice ZZ at MILDENHALL.
1545. F/S. BOORE, D.F.M. and Sgt. GREGORY took off BROOKLANDS via NEWMARKET, to ferry aircraft back.
Four aircraft took off for air tests.
MARHAM. 10/7/40. 0600. An enemy aircraft dived out of low cloud and dropped a stick of bombs across the road just beyond the married quarters occupied by the W.A.A.F.S.
Overcast. Some rain. Southerly wind.
Three aircraft took off for air tests.
The raid this evening was cancelled in view of weather forecast.
MARHAM. 11/7/40. Low Cloud. Rain. South Easterly wind.
Training.
1500. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, P/O. KIRKBY and Sgt. LEWIS took off for formation practice.
1525. F/S. BOORE, D.F.M. took off for air test.
Casualties.
2000. Aircraft P.9236. was being prepared for a long distance night photography over STETTIN when a firing pin was accidentally withdrawn from a flash bomb in adjusting its position and before it could be removed from the vicinity of the aircraft it exploded, burst the overload petrol tank and the aircraft was burnt out.
F/S. ALLEN, Squadron Armament N.C.O., L.A.C. CAIRNS and A.C. DAVIS were slightly injured as they were trying to remove the bomb to where it could do no harm.
MARHAM. 12/7/40. Fine. Summer cumulus. Southerly wind.
Training.
1025. P/O. MOORE took off for LORENZ practice at MILDENHALL.
1110. P/O. COOKSON took off for MANBY to give demonstration of bombing gear.
Two aircraft took off for air tests, and two for local flying.
Personnel.
S/L. FOSS, the new 'B' Flight Commander, and crew, Sgt. DYER, Pilot, Sgt. WISEMAN, Obs., Sgt. JENKINS, Sgt. HANNAFORD and Sgt. CAMERON arrived, also another crew, Sgt. WESSELS, Sgt. FORRESTER, Pilots, Sgt. WOOR, Obs., and Sgts., OLLAR, CLEVERLY, and PALMER.
The raid this evening was cancelled in view of the weather forecast.
MARHAM. 13/7/40. Overcast. Southerly wind.
Training.
1050. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON took off for cross country to SOUTH CERNY.
1155. P/O. POWELL, D.F.M., P/O. KIRKBY and P/O. MOORE took off for formation practice.
1440. P/O. GERRY, P/O. HUNKIN and Sgt. Lewis took off for formation practice.
1450. Sgt. GREGORY took off for W/T. practice.
1455. S/L. FOSS took off for local flying practice.
Personnel.
P/O. WATERER was detached for Gunnery duties to WARNWELL.
MARHAM. 14/7/40. Lovely day. Summer cumulus. Southerly wind.
Training.
1055. P/O. GERRY, P/O. HUNKIN, and Sgt. LEWIS took off for formation practice.
1110. Sgt. GREGORY took off for air-firing.
Three aircraft took off for air tests and local flying.
Visits.
1600. The C.-in-C., Air Marchal Sir Hugh PORTAL, C.B. D.S.O. M.C., visited the station.
Industrial Targets.
Eleven aircraft from this Squadron, nine from No.38 Squadron, and sixteen from FELTWELL took off to attack oil works at GEISENKIRCHEN, marshalling yards at KÖlN, and the aerodrome at SCHIPOL. App. C.64.
D. 68.
0400. All aircraft had returned. Two returned with bombs.
P/O. GERRY had engine trouble just after taking off, jettisoned bombs and landed.

From 2143 hrs 14/7/1940 to 0400 hrs 15/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.




Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IA.
A. P.9227.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. CHAPPEL
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

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

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
F/S. RUFFEL-HAZELL
Sgt. DEMPSEY
Sgt. CROFT
P/O. WILDE

P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. BARKER
Sgt. McGREGOR
Sgt. CLARK
Sgt. COLLEY
Sgt. DICKSON

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
P/O. BARRETT

S/L. FOSS
P/O. ROY
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. CAMERON

P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. McNEVIN
P/O. BITMEAD

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

P/O. POULTNEY
P/O. BARR
Sgt. REEVES
Sgt. PARKIN
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. LAPPING

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. ROBINSON
Sgt. McCULLOCK
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. OLLAR
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. PALMER
To attack enemy Industrial Targets. 2200.






2143.





2310.






2155.






2213.






2210.






2201






2156.






2203.






2153.






2206.
0230.






0145.





2345.






0223.






0345.






0400.






0235.






0240.






0210.






0325.






0150.
Of three aircraft detailed to attack GELSENKIRCHEN oil works, one obtained hits and caused fires, another had the bombs hang up and a third brought bombs back in view of cloud obscuring the target.

Three aircraft attacked BUER aerodrome, obtained hits on hangars and extinguished lights.

An aircraft hit KÖLN marshalling yards and caused explosions and fires and observed red lights switched on and off with searchlights.

One aircraft hit VUGHT and caused fires, and saw an enemy aircraft.

One aircraft fired two red red cartridges and stopped flak, the navigator and W/T operator passed out at 16,000 feet, due to lack of oxygen.

App. C.64.

MARHAM. 15/7/40. High haze. Sun shining through. Easterly wind.
Training.
Four aircraft took off for air tests and local flying.
A.S.F. Stand-By.
Twelve aircraft stood by for security patrol in the event of invasion.
We now supply twelve aircraft for this every fourth night.
MARHAM. 16/7/40. Overcast. Some rain. Northerly wind.
. Nothing of importance occurred today.
Raid cancelled in view of weather.
MARHAM. 17/7/40. Low cloud. Rain. Easterly wind.
Personnel.
Sgt. BURY returns from No.214 Squadron.
Training.
1330. S/L. FOSS took off for cross country via FELTWELL, SOUTH CERNEY and GRANTHAM.
MARHAM. 18/7/40. 0630. Practice attack on Camp took place, by Army Units.
Summer cumulus. Blue sky. Brisk North Westerly wind.
Training.
1105. F/O. DONALDSON, D.F.C. took off for NETHERAVON and withdrawal aerodrome to make report on accommodation and facilities.
1120. F/L. SCOTT, P/O. HUNKIN and Sgt. LEWIS took off for formation flying.
Six aircraft took off for air tests and local landings, during the day.
1330. The Station Commander, Grp. Cptn. KEITH gave a lecture in No.38 Squadron Hanger on morale.
Aircraft Targets.
2130. Eight aircraft and eight from No.38 Squadron and seventeen from FELTWELL took off to attack DIEPHOLZ Aerodrome, and the FOCKE-WULF aircraft works at BREMEN. App. C.65.
App. D.69.
Casualties.
P/O. HUNKIN failed to return, the remainder returned safely.

From 2120 hrs 18/7/1940 to 0535 hrs 19/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. R.3150.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
A. P.9227.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.

Q. P.9300.




Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. MILES
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
Sgt. JOHNSTON (298)
P/O. RICKETS

Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. CHAPPELL
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

P/O. HUNKIN
P/O. BARKER
Sgt. McGREGOR
Sgt. CLARK
Sgt. COLLEY
Sgt. DICKSON

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
P/O. BARRETT

P/O. POULTNEY
P/O. OSTENT
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. REEVES
F/S. TILYARD

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. McCULLOCH
Sgt. ROBINSON
P/O. COXWELL

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. OLLAR
To attack enemy aircraft Targets. 2159.






2203.






2120.






2138.






2159.






2143.






3130?






2127.
0355.






0305.






----






0535.






0200.






0213.






0308.






0043.
One aircraft attacked DIEPHOLZ aerodrome and started fires.

One aircraft attacked FOCKE-WULF works at BREMEN had the bombs hang up.

Two others on the same target failed to locate target one brought bombs back, the other obtained hits and started fires on EMDEN docks.

One aircraft attacked railway bridge over canal, caused big fire.

P/O. FRASER attacked railway near RHEINE. He was subject to three attacks by ME.110's, astern and abeam, using free gun on parallel course.
600 rounds fired at 200 yards, incendiaries seen hit and last burst stopped him firing and he was lost from view.

Our aircraft turned into enemy aircraft.

Sgt. GREGORY experienced severe icing, dived down to 7000 feet, ice breaking away at 9000 feet.

P/O. HUNKIN failed to return, and nothing was heard from him.

App. C.65.

MARHAM. 19/7/40. Fine. Cumulus cloud. Brisk Southerly Wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 20/7/40. Heavy rain at first. Blue sky. Summer cumulus.
Brisk South Westerly wind.
New aircraft arrived today, T.2520., without centre turret, but with K guns mounted in the sides of the fuselage.
Personnel.
Sgt. STOWE and Sgt. ROBERTS were posted to No.214 Squadron, STRADISHALL,
F/S. BOORE, D.F.M., Sgt. WAITE, Sgt. SMITH, (390) D.F.M., and Sgt. Jones (518) to HARWELL
and Sgt. JOHNSTON, (247) and Sgt. ROBERTSON to BASSINGBOURN.
Sgt. KEMSLEY remained at MARHAM as W/T instr.
Aircraft and Railway Targets.
2148. Nine aircraft and eleven from No.38 Sqdn., took off to attack an aircraft park at LEIPZIG, stores at GUTTINGEN and marshalling yards at SOEST. App. C.65.
App. D.70.
0410. All aircraft had returned.

From 2148 hrs 20/7/1940 to 0410 hrs 21/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.




Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.




Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
O. P.9299.

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. MILES
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
Sgt. JOHNSTONE
P/O. RICKETS

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

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. MOON
P/O. BARRETT

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

Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. CHAPPELL
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARD

S/L. FOSS
P/O. ROY
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. McNEVIN
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

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

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. SKEHAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. POULTNEY
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKIN
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. SHERWOOD
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. McCULLOCH
P/O. COXWELL

F/O. WOOD
P/O. LANGMAN
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. CHATTERTON
To attack enemy aircraft and railway Targets. 2223.






2300.





2148.






2216.





2225.






2217.






2207






2212.






2210.






2205.






2214.
0402.






0245.





0410






0350.





0347.






0345.






0052.






0355.






0235.






0257.






0300.
LEIPZIG - INDENTHAL aircraft park, GOTTINGEN stores and SOEST Marshalling yards were attacked.

Results were generally not observed in view of cloud.

Fires were caused and in one case three bomb explosions merged into one big fire.

Flashes, as of duel at sea, were seen by one aircraft.

F/O. WOOD and P/O. POWELL carried out reconnaissance over industrial areas in ENGLAND, SLOUGH, TOLWORTH and S. WALES, where artificial smoke had been produced, conclusion was that smoke helped to indicate position of target, and did not obscure it.

App. C.66.

MARHAM. 21/7/40. Cloudy. Sun shining through overhead. Brisk South Westerly wind.
Training.
1500. F/O. POULTNEY, P/O. NOBLE, and P/O. COOKSON took off for formation flying.
1450. P/O. HAMMAN took off for W/T training.
MARHAM. 22/7/40. High cloud. Sunny. Light North Westerly wind.
Personnel.
F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE arrives to replace P/O. POWELL, D.F.M., who is to be rested.
Training.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, P/O. MOORE, and P/O. KIRKBY took off for formation practice.
Four aircraft took off for tests and local flying.
MARHAM. 23/7/40. Overcast. No wind.
Training.
We had the air-firing range today, which is now at WEYBOURNE and BERNERS HEATH.
1110. P/O. KIRKBY, P/O. MOORE, P/O. ROY, and P/O. HAMMAN took off for air firing in the morning.
1130. P/O. NOBLE took off for W/T training.
1150. F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE took off for local flying.
1336. F/L. SCOTT, F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE, S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, P/O. PATE, S/L. FOSS and P/O. HAMMAN took off for bombing at BERNERS HEAD in the afternoon.
MARHAM. 24/7/40. Overcast. Light South Westerly wind.
Training.
1110. F/L. SCOTT, F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE and Sgt. LEWIS took off for formation flying.
Four aircraft took off for tests and local flying.
Raid cancelled due to weather.
MARHAM. 25/7/40. Fine. South Westerly wind.
Training
We had the air-firing and bombing ranges today.
1030. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, Sgt. LEWIS, F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE and F/L. SCOTT took off for air-firing at WEYBOURNE in the morning.
1325. P/O. HAMMAN, F/O. WOOD, P/O. MOORE and P/O. KIRKBY took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH in the afternoon.
MARHAM. 26/7/40. Cloudy. Calm.
Training.
1120. P/O. THORBURN took off for ZZ practice.
1130. Sgt. GREGORY took off for ZZ practice.
1445. P/O. BARR took off for cross country via, NORTHAMPTON and HARWELL.
Two aircraft took off for air tests.
Personnel.
F/O. DONALDSON, D.F.C., was posted to BASSINGBOURN to be rested.
P/O. ROBERTSON, Sgt. EDWARDS, pilots, Sgt. OVERALL, Obs., P/O. SEED, C.A.G. and Sgts., WATTS and NATHAN W/T AG's., a new crew arrived.
MARHAM. 27/7/40. Cloudy. Light variable wind.
Training.
1100. F/O. POULTNEY, P/O. FRASER and P/O. THORNBURN took off for formation practice.
1115. P/O. BARR took off for cross country via, UPPER HEYFORD and YORK.
1125. F/O. ROBERTSON took off to deliver aircraft to FELTWELL.
1100. P/O. KIRKBY took off for W/T practice on cross country via, FELTWELL and NORTHAMPTON.
Oil Targets.
2120. Twelve aircraft took off to attack oil storage at HAMBURG and to drop Nickels, and one aircraft took off to test Balloon W/T warning device at HARWICH, one aircraft returned with artificial horizon u/s. App. C.67.
App. D. 71.
0405. All aircraft had returned.

From 2120 hrs 27/7/1940 to 0405 hrs 28/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
K. R.3232.




Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
W. B.7845.




Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.

S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON
Sgt. MILES
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
P/O. RICKETS

F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. STOW
Sgt. SPIBY
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

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

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
P/O. BARRETT

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

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
F/S. RUFFEL-HAZELL
Sgt. DEMPSEY
Sgt. CROFT
P/O. WILDE

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. BARR
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLY

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

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. SKEHAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. POULTNEY
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. PARKIN
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. MILLER
F/O. BITMEAD

F/O. WOOD
Sgt. WARD
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. CHATTERTON
P/O. LANGMAN
To attack enemy oil Targets. 2120.






2207.






2125.






2120.






2135.





2140.






2147.






2240.





2205.






2204.






2125.






2144.






2142.
0405.






0319.






0220.






0240.






0215.





0315.






0355.






0120.





0235.






0307.






2310.






0345.






0223.
All aircraft were detailed to attack Oil storage at HAMBURG, except P/O. BARR, who carried out special test of Balloon barrage W/T warning device at HARWICH.

Each aircraft carried two bundles of Nickels.

Clouds prevented identification of target and observation of results in many cases.

Alternative targets: - BORKUM, STADE aerodrome, ZWISCHENAHM, (NEAR OLDENBURG), - Sea plane base, BREMEN Docks, LAUENBURG Wharves were attacked.

Dummy aerodrome and several ME.110's seen by some aircraft.

App. C.67.

MARHAM. 28/7/40. Fine day . Little summer cumulus. North Westerly wind.
As usual after operations, the Squadron stand off until midday, and also stood off in the afternoon.
MARHAM. 29/7/40. High thin cloud. Sun shining through. North Easterly wind.
Training.
1110. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE and P/O. KIRKBY took off for formation practice, so also did F/O. POULTNEY, and P/O. FRASER.
1115. P/O. BARR and P/O. HAMMAN took off for formation practice.
1220. Sgt. COOK took off for cross country via, UPPER HEYFORD, HARWELL & BARNSTABLE.
1440. P/O. HAMMAN took off for cross country via, BASSINGBOURN, and LITLE RISSINGTON.
F/O. POULTNEY, P/O. FRASER and P/O. THORBURN took off for fighter affiliation but the fighters were not available.
1500. P/O. GERRY, P/O. WHITE & P/O. MOORE took off for formation practice.
Several aircraft took off for air tests and local flying.
F/O. DONALDSON, D.F.C., gave an account of his experiences from the B.B.C. Studios today.
Sgt. DAVIS (W.E.M.), posted here
MARHAM. 30/7/40. Overcast. Northerly wind.
Training.
1115. F/L. SCOTT, F/O. BLOSSE & P/O. KIRKBY took off for formation practice.
Three aircraft took off for tests.
Visits.
1110. An envoy from the U.S. President and a U.S. Naval Attaché accompanied by Air Commodore SLESSOR arrived by air with a fighter escort in the afternoon.
Industrial TARGETS.
2103. The number of aircraft were reduced in view of the bad weather and eight of ours took off with a similar number from No.38 Sqdn., to attack Oil works at MONHEIM, and marshalling yards at SOEST. App. C.68.
App. D.72.
0255. All aircraft had returned having attacked various targets, in view of bad weather one aircraft returned with bombs.

From 2103 hrs 30/7/1940 to 0240 hrs 31/6/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.

F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE
F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. STOW
Sgt. SPIBY
P/O. LITTLEJOHN

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

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. MOON
P/O. BARRETT

P/O. GERRY
P/O. PRYOR
F/S. RUFFEL-HAZELL
Sgt. DEMPSEY
Sgt. CROFT
P/O. WILDE

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. McNEVIN
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. FRASER
P/O. NOBLE
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. POULTNEY
Sgt. STENT
Sgt. LAPPING
Sgt. PARKIN
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. THORBURN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
F/O. BITMEAD
To attack enemy Industrial targets. 2122.






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2113.






2112.






2114.






2115.






2110.






2105.
0224.






0111.






0245.






0240.






0214.






0255.






0130.






0115.
Weather was bad and cloud obscured targets.

Explosions were caused at Oil works at MONHEIN, and marshalling yards at SOEST, by two aircraft.

The others attacked alternative targets and KOLN aluminium works, COUTRAI aerodrome, DUISBERG aerodrome, an A.A. Battery at RHEINE, the aircraft attacking this last target experienced icing and observed dummy factory shown up by luminous paint.

one aircraft brought bombs back.

App. C.68.

MARHAM. 31/7/40. Blue sky. Five/tenths cloud. Light Northerly wind.
Personnel.
F/L. SCOTT was posted to BASSINGBOURNE & F/O. WOOD to HARWELL for a rest, as instructors.
F/O. CURREY was posted to No.37 Sqdn., FELTWELL for flying duties.
A crew comprising P/O. BEER, P/O. TODD, pilots, Sgt. ROWELL, Obs., Sgt. LITTLE & Sgt. DOWSETT, W/T AG's, and P/O. STRATTON, C.A.G. were posted here.
Training
1045. P/O. BARR took off for air firing at WEYBOURNE.
1500. P/O. WHITE and Sgt. COOK took off for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
Honours and Awards.
F/L. WELLS, & F/L. NEWMAN awarded the D.F.C., Sgts. LAMBERT, STOWE and SMITH C.L. ((383), awarded the D.F.M.
Flying Crews were allowed six days leave.