Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/8/40. Fine day. Blue sky and sun. North Easterly wind.
Training.
1000. F/O. DONALDSON, DFC., who had come over for special demonstrations of high altitude dive bombing at BERNERS HEATH, took off.
We had BERNERS HEATH range today, and Sgt. GREGORY, P/O. WHITE and P/O. ROY took off for bombing during the day.
1100. P/O. MOORE, P/O. GERRY, and Sgt. LEWIS took off for formation flying.
1130. F/O. ROBERTSON took off for cross country including UPPER HEYFORD and WARMINSTER.
1430. P/O. COOKSON took off for local W/T practice.
Personnel.
Sgt. WILLIAMS and Sgt. WEBB, W/T A.G.s, and Sgt. MARSHALL, A.G., and Sgt. HAY and Sgt. PRINGLE, W/T. A.G.s, were posted here for flying duties.
P/O. LITTLEJOHN, CAG., was posted to LOSSIEMOUTH, for gunnery instruction duties, &
P/O. STRATTON, CAG., to No.99 Squadron, NEWMARKET for flying duties.
MARHAM. 2/8/40. Lovely sunny day. North Easterly wind.
Training.
1030. P/O. WHITE took off for cross country via, UPPER HEYFORD and WORCESTER, also to practice ZZ on approach.
Three aircraft carried out air tests.
Industrial Targets.
2124. Eleven aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM took off to attack oil refinery at HAMBURG, and MARSHALLING YARD at HAMM App. C.69.

From 2107 hrs 2/8/1940 to 0430 hrs 3/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
J. R.3202.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IA.
G. P.3235.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.




Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
W. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
P. R.3155.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.

F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE
F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. HAY

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

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

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

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
P/O. SEED.

S/L. FOSS P/O. BEER
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. HANNAFORD
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. BARR
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. WEBB
P/O. LANGMAN

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

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

P/O. THORBURN
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. LAMBERT - DFM.
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
F/O. BITMEAD
Attack on Industrial targets. 2155.






2107.






2124.






2127.






2205.






2131.





2136.






2140.






2145.






2135.






2143.
0308.






0305.






----






0350.






0400.






0255.





0405.






2240.






0200.






0315.






0430.
FOUR aircraft attacked Oil refinery at HAMBURG.
Two straddled target, the other hit docks, causing clouds of white smoke.

Other aircraft could not attack main target in view of engine trouble or Flak and searchlight hiding target, and therefore attacked alternative targets, e.g., ALTONA docks, EMDEN docks, and railway junction S. of HAMBURG.

One aircraft had engine trouble and returned with bombs, another aircraft had bombs hang up.

The flak and searchlights were One third again as intense as on previous occasions. Nickels were dropped.

The sea route via, CUXHAVEN and WILHEMSHAVEN was peaceful.

App. C.69.

MARHAM. 3/8/40. Casualties.
0145. S.O.S. signals were received from P/O. GERRY for about half an hour which seemed to indicate that aircraft was losing and gaining height as engines cut out.
Last signal received about 100 miles from Coast., N.E. of MARHAM.
0430. The other aircraft had returned, three with bombs. App. D.72.
0530. W/Cmdr. DABINETT took off to search for P/O. GERRY, a No.38 Sqdn. aircraft,
F/L. HOPKINS and aircraft of the Coastal Command carried out search also during the day but nothing was seen.
Fine sunny. Light variable wind.
Training.
1330. P/O. ROY took off for W/T training going via, DONCASTER and ST. EVAL
MARHAM. 4/8/40. Overcast. Close Southerly wind. Clearing later.
Personnel.
Sgt. MURPHY was posted to HARWELL. (No.15. O.T.U.)
Two aircraft carried out air tests.
MARHAM. 5/8/40. High cloud. Sun shining through. Light Westerly wind.
Training.
1045. P/O. WHITE took off to practice ZZ approaches.
1155. P/O. BARR took off for cross country, via, WYTON, UPPER HEYFORD and HONINGTON.
Several aircraft carried out air tests and local flying.
Ship and Industrial Targets.
2056. Nine aircraft from this Squadron and two from No.38 Squadron, ten from MILDENHALL, six from STRADISHALL took off to attack the GNEISENAU in the floating dock at KIEL.
Marshalling yard at HAMM and docks at HAMBURG and BREMEN.
App. C70.

From 2056 hrs 5/8/1940 to 0442 hrs 6/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.

F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE
F/L. ROBERTSON
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SPIBY

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

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

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
Sgt. WALSH

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

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. BARR
Sgt. CLEVERLY
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. BURY
P/O. LANGMAN
Sgt. WEBB

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

P/O. COOKSON
P/O. PATE
Sgt. ROBERTSON
Sgt. McCULLOCH
Sgt. SHERWOOD
P/O. COXWELL
Attack on Ships & Industrial targets. 2130.






2127.






2137.






2150.






2117.






2109.






2140.






2146.






2056.




0242.






0355.






0330.






0035.






0335.






0313.






0253.






0240.






0442.
The main attack was directed against the GERMANIA Ship yard, KIEL (Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft), where the GNEISENAU was reported to be.

Adverse weather conditions prevented attack, though one aircraft dived to 4000 feet below clouds and bombed submarine building yards.

. One aircraft registered hits on SCHIPOL aerodrome, and another, marshalling yards at HAMM.

Two aircraft returned with bombs.

App. C.70.

MARHAM. 6/8/40. All had returned. The attack was not very successful in view of cloud and haze. D.73.
P/O. MOORE dived below the cloud at KIEL to 4000' before bombing.
F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE promoted F/Lt., with effect from 6/8/40.
Hot. Sunny. Light Northerly wind.
Training.
1055. P/O. WHITE took off for cross country via, HARWELL and BASSINGBOURNE,
P/O. BARR took off for W/T Training.
MARHAM. 7/8/40. Overcast. Light Northerly wind.
Political Information.
ITALIANS begin invasion of SOMALILAND.
Training.
P/O. BARR took off for cross country including RHYL, SILLOTH, ALDERGROVE and RHYL.
1100. S/L. FOSS, and P/O. COOKSON took off for formation practice.
1115. S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON, P/O. MOORE and P/O. KIRKBY, took off for formation practice.
1400. Sgt. COOK, P/O. WHITE, P/O. MOORE, Sgt. LEWIS, P/O. ROY, P/O. BARR, and P/O. THORBURN took off at intervals for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
Station Defence.
1500. A barrier of steel hurdles was drawn across the aerodrome to test its operations.
MARHAM. 8/8/40. Sunny. Slight high cloud. Brisk South Westerly wind.
Personnel.
P/O. STEEL, Sgt. LARKMAN, Sgt. MOTTS, Sgt. RODGER, Sgt. WALTON, and Sgt. GOSTICK, also P/O. PETLEY, Sgt. MOLONY, Sgt. WALKER, Sgt. HOWARD, Sgt. JARVIS, and P/O. HINXMAN, two new crews arrived.
Training.
1130. Sgt. LEWIS, P/O. WHITE, and Sgt. COOK took off for formation practice.
Seven aircraft took off for tests and local flying.
Harbour and Ship Targets.
2043 Ten aircraft from this Squadron, and ten from No.38 Squadron, and eight from STRADISHALL took off to attack the 'BISMARK', 'EUROPA' and 'BREMEN' at HAMBURG. App. C.71.
0505. All aircraft had landed, Sgt. LEWIS at MARTLESHAM.
The attack was not very successful due to weather.
App. D.74.

From 2043 hrs 8/8/1940 to 0505 hrs 9/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
W. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.

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

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

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

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

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
Sgt. CAMERON

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. BARR
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. WEBB
P/O. LANGMAN

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

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

W/Cmdr. DABINETT
P/O. THORNBURN
Sgt. LAMBERT - DFM.
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
F/O. BITMEAD
Attack on Harbour & Ship Targets. 2043.






2042.






2056.






2100.






2119.






2105.






2118.






2059.






2052.






2108.
0437.






0159.






0411.






0505.






0414.






0145.






0014.






0215.






0110.






2140.
The aircraft were detailed to attack The BREMEN, EUROPA, and BISMARK, reported to be in HAMBURG.

Conditions were very bad. 10/10 cloud, intense Flak and searchlights.

Alternative targets had to be sought.

One aircraft attacked a turbine house at BREMEN, results not seen due to searchlights.

Many had to return with bombs, or jettison them.


MARHAM. 9/8/40. Overcast. Brisk, South Westerly wind.
Training.
1120. P/O. BARR, P/O. ROY, and Sgt. WESSELS took of for formation practice to HARWELL.
1500. Ten C.A.Gs and A.G.s attended lecture at MILDENHALL.
Station Duties.
The three regional central officers take over Duty Pilot.
MARHAM. 10/8/40. Low cloud. Rain. Brisk Southerly wind.
Training.
0930. P/O. BARR took off for LORENZ practice at MILDENHALL.
P/O. THORBURN took off for the same programme.
1040. P/O. HAMMAN and P/O. BEER took off for formation practice.
Visits.
Sir ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR, the Secretary of State for Air, visited the Station.
Industrial and Ship Targets.
2155 Ten aircraft from this Squadron and a similar number from No.38 Squadron took off to attack the "BISMARK" battleship at HAMBURG and the marshalling yards at SOEST. App. C.72.
0441. All aircraft had returned. Results not seen due to cloud. App. D.75.

From 2155 hrs 10/8/1940 to 0441 hrs 11/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IA.
K. R.3232.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
W. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.

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

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

P/O. WHITE
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. POOLE
P/O. SEED

Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. BOTELER
Sgt. CHAPPELL
Sgt. GRUNDY
Sgt. BLANCHARd

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
Sgt. CAMERON

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. BARR
Sgt. BURY
P/O. ALEXANDER
Sgt. WEBB
P/O. LANGMAN
Sgt. CLEVERLY

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. DRAKE

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

P/O. THORNBURN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LAMBERT - DFM.
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
F/O. BITMEAD
Attack on Industrial & Ship Targets. 2211.






2155.






2156.






2245.






2208.






2158.






2200.






2249.






2200.






2206.
0414.






0440.






0400.






0420.






0308.






0257.






0405.






0425.






0424.






0441.
The BISMARK at HAMBURG was the target which was attacked by four aircraft, but results mostly not observed, except some bursts in docks to the West.

Alternative targets, TWENTE, and BOMLITZ, Aerodromes, WILHELSHVEN Docks, attacked, results not generally seen.

Fire was caused at SOEST marshalling yard.


MARHAM. 11/8/40. Overcast. Sun breaking through. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1105. P/O. MERCER took off for cross country including NORTHAMPTON, HAMPTON, BARNSTAPLE, & BASSINGBOURNE.
1130. P/O. STEEL took off for a similar cross country.
1415. P/O. BEER took off for a similar cross country.
MARHAM. 12/8/40. Fine day. Northerly wind.
Training.
1145. P/O. BEER took off for cross country via, NORTHAMPTON and HARWELL.
Personnel.
S/L. MULHOLLAND arrived to take over command of 'A' Flight.
Aircraft Factory Targets.
2046. Nine aircraft from this Squadron and nine from No.38 Squadron and ten from HONINGTON took off for attack the MESSERSCHMITT factory at GOTHA. App. C.73.

From 2046 hrs 12/8/1940 to 0528 hrs 13/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
W. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.

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

P/O. WHITE
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

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

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
Sgt. CAMERON

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

P/O. BARR
P/O. BEER
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. WEB
P/O. LANGMAN

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN
Sgt. McKEE

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

P/O. THORNBURN
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LAMBERT - DFM.
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
F/O. BITMEAD
Attack on Aircraft Factory Targets. 2058.






2046.






2122.






2115.






2140.






2113.






2116.






2124.






2145.
0345.






0135.






2238.






0515.






0330.






0220.






0528.






0400.






0412.



MESSERSCHMITT factory at GOTHA was attacked, 10/10 cloud and bad weather, results not generally observed in one case fire in middle of Flak was seen to be increased.

BORKUM aerodrome and AMSTERDAM Docks were attacked.

One aircraft returned with bombs, and one jettisoned them.

Enemy 2 - 4 Red star recognition signal seen.



MARHAM. 13/8/40. 0528. All aircraft had returned. Attack unsuccessful due to weather. App. D.76.
Overcast. Light Westerly wind.
Training.
F/L. SHEERAN, P/O. MERCER, and S/L. MULHOLLAND took off at intervals for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
0950. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1100. F/L. SHEERAN took off for cross country, via, NORTHAMPTON and HARWELL.
1345. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Personnel.
S/L. MARWOOD-ELTON posted to LOSSIEMOUTH for resting.
Sgt. ADAMS W/T, posted here for air crew duties.
MARHAM. 14/8/40. Overcast. Southerly Westerly wind.
Training.
1115. P/O. MERCER took off for cross country, via TERNHILL.
Visits.
The A.O.C. A.V.M. J.E. A. BALDWIN visited the Station
Oil Targets.
The original target, KÖLN was changed during the evening by phone to BORDEAUX and NANTES and the number reduced to six.

From 2018 hrs 14/8/1940 to 0515 hrs 15/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
W. L.7845.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.

F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. MILES
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKETS

F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE - DFC.
P/O. STEEL
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. WILLIAMS

Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR

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

F/O. POULTNEY
Sgt. STENT
SGT. LAPPING
Sgt. PARKIN
Sgt. ALLCROFT
Sgt. REEVES
Attack on Oil Targets. 2020.






2028.






2018.






2045.






2025.
0515.






0410.






0500.






0454.






0500.
The target was Oil Stores at BORDEAUX, and many hits registered, and fires started, and increased, seen 140 m.

Flak negligible.

P/O. FRASER and P/O. ROBERTSON landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN, the first mentioned with engine u/s.

F/O. POULTNEY forced landed at BRANCASTER and Sgt. GREGORY at BICESTER due to shortage of fuel.


MARHAM. 15/8/40. 0515. An aircraft forced landed at BRANCASTER, and another at BICESTER, two landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN, the other two returned home.
The attack was successful.
App. D.77.
Fine. Cloudless. Northerly wind.
1040. P/O. THORBURN took off to collect Sgt. GREGORY and crew from BICESTER.
Training.
1100. P/O. MOORE took off for cross country to DERBY, FELTWELL, HARWELL, HAMPTON & PETERBOROUGH.
1050. Sgt. LARKMAN took off for cross country.
1135. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for cross country.
1330. P/O. MERCER took off for dive-bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1625. P/O. COOKSON took off for BOSCOMBE DOWN to pick up P/O. FRASER.
Entertainment.
1930. A successful guest night was held, preluded by the shooting and hanging of an effigy of HITLER in honor of his forecasted entry into LONDON on this date.
MARHAM. 16/8/40. Thin cloud. Sun shining through. Westerly wind.
Training.
A number of air tests were carried out
Personnel.
Sgt. HARDY, Sgt. McKENZIE, Sgt. WARD & Sgt. CHATTERTON & Sgt. ORFORD were posted to BASSINGBOURNE, No.11. O.T.U., and Sgt. JOHNSTON (298), to No.15. O.T.U., HARWELL for resting.
Visits.
A.C.M. Sir W. BROOKE POPHAM, accompanied by F/Lt. LEAROYD, V.C., visited the station and saw the crews briefed in the evening and sent off on an operation.
. Industrial Targets.
2040. Ten aircraft from this Squadron, three of which failed to take off, ten from No.38 Squadron, and twenty from MILDENHALL were detailed to attack the JUNKERS aircraft factory at BERNBURG, aircraft works at FRANKFURT and marshalling yards at HAMM. App. C.74.

From 2040 hrs 16/8/1940 to 0550 hrs 17/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. L.7801.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IA.
R. P.9230.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.

F/O. LYNCH-BLOSSE - DFC.
P/O. STEEL
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. WILLIAMS

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

P/O. MERCER
P/O. HINXMAN
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. JARVIS
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD

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

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. McCULLOCH

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

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. MARSHALL
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. COLEHAN
Attack on Industrial Targets. 2042.






2040.






2100.






2045.






2102.






2048.






2143.
0315.






0345.






0315.






0550.






0406.






2215.






0325.
Successful attack carried out against JUNKER works at BERNBERG.

F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE, D.F.C., went down to 2000 feet in second run over target, and all bombs hit target.

His undercarriage was hit by Flak, and tire burst on landing.

Aluminium works at FRANKFURT also attacked successfully.

Flak was accurate through cloud.


MARHAM. 17/8/40. 0550. All aircraft returned, after a successful raid.
S/L. FOSS landed at WEST MALLING.
App. D.78.
Fine. Northerly wind.
There have been heavy raids more particularly over Southern ENGLAND all this week.
Comparatively little damage has been done.
The enemy have lost about 500 aircraft and we have lost just over a hundred.
More than half the pilots have been saved by parachute.
Training.
We have BERNERS HEATH from 1130. to 1230. every day now to practice high level dive bombing for which F/O. ROBERTSON, P/O. THORBURN, and P/O. PATE took off.
1435. F/O. ROBERTSON took off for air firing at WEYBOURNE.
1455. Sgt. GREGORY took off for air firing.
MARHAM. 18/08/40. Fine. Slight haze. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1125. F/O. ROBERTSON took off for high level dive bombing.
1145. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for the same programme.
This evenings raid was cancelled in view of the weather.
MARHAM. 19/8/40. Cloudy. Drizzle. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1125. P/O. PATE took off for cross country, UPPER HEYFORD and HARWELL.
Ferrying.
1115. P/O. MERCER and F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE took off to ferry an aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire to SYWELL.
S/L. FOSS took off with P/O. HAMMAN to ferry an aircraft back from BOSCOMBE DOWN.
MARHAM. 20/8/40. Cool. Overcast. South Westerly wind.
Training.
1100. P/O. MERCER took off for cross country via, NORTHAMPTON, and S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1110. F/O. ROBERTSON took off for cross country via, GRANTHAM and NORTHAMPTON.
1130 P/O. HAMMAN took off for dive-bombing.
. Personnel.
Sgt. LAPPING, Sgt. PARKING, Sgt. ALLCROFT and Sgt. REEVES were posted to STRADISHALL for resting.
MARHAM. 21/8/40. Overcast. Westerly wind.
Training.
0945. P/O. ALEXANDER, F/O. ROBERTSON, P/O. PATE and S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for dive-bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1115. P/O. HAMMAN, P/O. BARR and P/O. FRASER took off for ZZ approaches.
Personnel.
P/O. THORBURN was posted to LOSSIEMOUTH, and Sgt. LAMBERT, Sgt. MILLER and Sgt. GREGORY to BASSINGBOURNE for resting.
Political Information.
RUMANIA cedes the SOUTHERN DOBRUJA to BULGARIA.
MARHAM. 22/8/40. Low cloud and rain. Blustery Northerly wind.
Training.
1130. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
Personnel.
P/O. BARRETT and Sgt. JENKINS attached to STRADISHALL for posting abroad.
Industrial Targets.
Eleven aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM were detailed for operations at first but this was later altered to eight from each. MILDENHALL also sent A/C. The targets were Oil works at BOTTROP and marshalling yards at MANNHEIM, SOEST, and HAMM.
The start was late in view of the late late moon.
Casualties.
0600. Sergeant COOK, in attempting to force land due to lack of petrol crashed at WOOD DALLING.
Sgt. WATTS, front gunner, died later.
Sgt. COOK and SGT. EDWARDS, the pilots, suffered broken thighs and P/O. WATER, the rear gunner, a broken ankle and head injuries. Sgt. OVERALL and Sgt. NATHAN had only slight injuries.
App. C.75.
0620.. The remainder had returned after fairly successful attack in spite of cloud. App. D.79.

From 0005 hrs 22/8/1940 to 0620 hrs 23/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
B. R.3276.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.





Wellington IC.
X. T.2509.

S/L. MULHOLLAND
Sgt. MILES
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKETS

P/O. WHITE
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

Sgt. COOK
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. OVERALL
Sgt. NATHAN
Sgt. WATTS
P/O. WATERER

P/O. BARR
P/O. BEER
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. MARSHALL
Sgt. WEBB

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

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. KIRBY
F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. LITTLE

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
P/O. LANGMAN
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. COLEHAN
Attack on Industrial Targets. 2355.






0025.






2308.






2345.






2301.






0015.






0035.
0435.






0550.






0600.






0440.






0430.






0605.






0600.
One of the main targets, Oil stores at BOTTROP, was hidden by cloud, only one aircraft found it, and bombed; explosions seen later.

MANNHEIM marshalling yard was successfully attacked.

DUISBERG Electric power, De MOK sea-plane base, SOEST, HAMM and COBLENZ marshalling yards were also attacked.


MARHAM. 23/8/40. Overcast. Brisk Northerly wind.
Personnel.
Three new crews arrived. P/O. RASH, Sgt. JAGG, Sgt. ELLIOTT, Sgt. DRAPER, Sgt. MOULD & Sgt. WISHER.
Also P/O. RODGER, Sgt. ENGLISH, Sgt. BENSON, Sgt. HILL, Sgt. BAIRD, and Sgt. SMITH A.T. also
Sgt. MIDDLETON, Sgt CARTER , Sgt. MORTON, Sgt. SWAIN, Sgt. SCOTT, and Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM.
MARHAM. 24/8/40. Perfect day. Cloudless. Northerly wind.
Training.
1000. Lecture by W/Cmdr. FARROW to Wireless Operators.
1045. P/O. NOBLE took off for fighter affiliation.
1010. P/O. PATE took off for dive bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1125. P/O. ALEXANDER and P/O. BARR took off for fighter affiliation.
MARHAM. 25/8/40. Overcast. Brisk Northerly wind.
Training.
1115. F/O. ROBERTSON took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH, and P/O. ROY for cross country including FELTWELL, HARWELL and PETERBOROUGH.
1445. P/O. McAFEE took off for cross country via, HARWELL and HALTON.
1515. P/O. ROY took off for cross country via, HARWELL and PETERBOROUGH
1450. P/O. NOBLE took off for air-firing at BERNERS HEATH.
1540. P/O. BARR took off for the same programme.
MARHAM. 26/8/40. Cloudy. Southerly wind.
Training.
1100. P/O PATE and P/O. ROY took off for cross countries.
1120. S/L. FOSS and F/O. ROBERTSON took off for bombing practice.
1145. Sgt. MILES took of for cross country and consumption test.
Industrial Targets.
2050. Seven aircraft from this Squadron, eight from No.38 Squadrn., eighteen from FELTWELL and nine from HONINGTON took off to attack FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN, marshalling yards, COBLENZ, etc. App. C.76.

From 2050 hrs 26/8/1940 to 0357 hrs 27/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
G. P.9235.

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. DOWSETT
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
P/O. LANGMAN

P/O. BARR
F/O. BEER
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. MARSHALL

S/L. MULHOLLAND
Sgt. MIDDLETON
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. WILLIAMSON
Sgt. SUTHERLAND
P/O. RICKETS

F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE - DFC.
P/O. STEEL
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SPIBY

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

F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK
Attack on Industrial Targets. 2110.






2055.






2050.






2123.






2126.






2112.






2115.
0259.






0230.






0228.






0357.






0307.






0303.






0218.
Fuel stores at FRANKFURT-on-MAIN successfully attacked, in spite of heavy Flak and Searchlights.

P/O. ALEXANDER was attacked by enemy aircraft from astern and below; 50-60 rounds fired at it, it was seen to go down in steep dive.

Some balloons seen.

Marshalling yard, COBLENZ, also attacked.


MARHAM. 27/8/40. 0357. All aircraft returned after successful attack. App. D.80.
Overcast. North Westerly wind.
Nothing of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 28/8/40. Sunny. Haze and cloud. South Easterly wind.
Training.
1120. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for cross country via, NORTHAMPTON, HARWELL and PETERBOROUGH.
Industrial TARGETS.
2028 Ten aircraft from this Squadron, and eleven from No.38 Squadron took off to attack Electrical Installation at BERLIN and Aerodrome at LEIPZIG. App. C.77.
0552. All aircraft had landed after successful trip, one failed to take off and another returned after about an hour. App. D.81.

From 2028 hrs 28/8/1940 to 0552 hrs 29/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3151.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.

F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE - DFC.
P/O. STEEL
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SPIBY

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

P/O. WHITE
P/O. McAFEE
Sgt. MUNBY
Sgt. POOLE
Sgt. DAVIDSON
P/O. SEED

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARDS
Sgt. JARVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

P/O. HAMMAN
F/O. BITMEAD
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

W/C. DABINETT
P/O. FRASER
Sgt. VERRAN
Sgt. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
P/O. LANGMAN

P/O. BARR
F/O. BEER
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. MARSHALL

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Industrial Targets. 2121.






2057.






2148.






2102.






2055.






2104.






2028.






2044.






2127.
0530.






0518.






2300.






0552.






0535.






0520.






0515.






0420.






0455.
This was our first attack on BERLIN district.

Electrical installation at KLINGENBERG and TEMPELHOF aerodrome were the targets.

Fires were started, and explosions seen.

Haze made observation difficult.

Heavy Flak and searchlights were met on the way to and returning from target.


MARHAM. 29/8/40. Sun. Cumulus cloud. Brisk Northerly wind.
Training.
Aircraft took off for air-firing at BERNERS HEATH, as follows.
1415. P/O. STEEL
1510. P/O. MOORE.
1530. P/O. KIRKBY.
2100. P/O. BARR broadcast on the BERLIN raid.
MARHAM. 30/8/40. Sun. Blue sky. Northerly wind.
Training.
Aircraft took off for firing at BERNERS HEATH, as follows,
1435. P/O. ALEXANDER.
1515. P/O. HAMMAN.
1600. P/O. BARR.
1200. Pilots and crews who went on the BERLIN raid were photographed by MOVIETONE NEWS and FOX PHOTOS.
MARHAM. 31/8/40. Fine. Sunny day. Brisk Southerly wind.
Political Information.
RUMANIA cedes a long part of TRANSYLVANIA to HUNGARY due to GERMAN influence.
Training.
1130. P/O. ALEXANDER and Sgt. STENT took off for formation practice.
Aerodrome and Industrial Targets.
2020. Twelve of our aircraft and twelve from No.38 Squadron took off to attack aerodromes and marshalling yards. App. C.78.

From 2020 hrs 31/8/1940 to ---- hrs 1/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
K. R.3232.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IA.
G. P.9235.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

F/L. LYNCH-BLOSSE - DFC.
P/O. STEEL
Sgt. JACKSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. HAY
Sgt. SPIBY

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

P/O. KIRKBY
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. SUTTON
Sgt. MOON
Sgt. APPS
Sgt. CAMERON

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARDS
Sgt. JARVIS
P/O. HINXMAN

F/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. RODGER
Sgt. WALTON
Sgt. GOSTICK

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. DRAKE
Sgt. BILBROUGH
Sgt. COLEHAN

P/O. ROY
Sgt. ENGLISH
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. SMITH (337)
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. BAIRD

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

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
P/O. LANGMAN

P/O. BARR
F/O. BEER
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. MARSHALL

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

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Aerodrome and Industrial Targets. 2055.






2048.






2115.






2047.






2020.






2105.






2027.






2049.






2036.






2059.






2120.






2110.
0518.






0520.






0455.






0550.






0120.






0515.






0240.






0530.






0147.






0125.






0020.






0318.
Owing to warmth and a following wind, the less experienced pilots found it difficult to make aircraft climb.

Visibility was bad due to ground haze and waving searchlights, and the main target the HENSCHEL aircraft works and aerodrome at BERLIN, was not found.

Alternative targets attacked were HAMM, SOEST, OSNABRUK marshalling yards and railway junction at HILDESHEIM, also BRUNSWICK, BURG and STENDAL and TEXEL aerodromes, gas works, TEGEL (Berlin), Factory at BENTHEIM.

Two returned with bombs.


MARHAM. 1/9/40. 0550. All aircraft had returned.
Conditions very bad, and alternative targets were attacked mainly.
App. D.82.