Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/9/40. Cloudy. South Westerly wind.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 2/9/40. Fine. Sunny. South Westerly wind.
Training.
1010. Sgt. STENT, P/O. BARR, P/O. ALEXANDER, P/O. COOKSON, P/O. ROY took off at intervals for air-firing at WEYBOURNE.
1040. Sgt. MILES took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1045. P/O. HAMMAN took off for photography.
1130. P/O. KIRKBY took off for bombing.
MARHAM. 3/9/40. Perfect day. Calm.
Training
1130. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for photography.
Honours and Awards.
F/Lt. WELLS and F/Lt. NEWMAN now posted to other stations, were presented with the D.F.C. at an investiture at BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
Forest Targets.
2041. Twelve aircraft from this Squadron and twelve from No.38 Squadron took off to attack forest in the HARZ mountains, near STRASBOURG and GRÜNEWALD, near BERLIN App. C.80.

From 2041 hrs 3/9/1940 to 0408 hrs 4/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
G. L.7895





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

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

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

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT
Sgt. MORTON

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

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. BARR
F/O. BEER
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLY
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 Forest Targets. 2115.






2100.






2047.






2107.






2047.






2050.






2059.






2045.






2124.






2054.






2041.






2120.
0315.






0246.






0309.






0343.






2240.






0123.






0340.






0350.






0336.






0335.






0408.






0304.
Most of the aircraft were detailed for igniting stretches of forest, (razzling), the HARZ and STRASBURG districts, and GRÜNEWALD, North of BERLIN.

Many explosions were caused and fires started.

One aircraft saw two single engined aircraft above in searchlight beam, after 3 star red shells had been shot to 9000 feet very accurately, our pilot dived at 300 m.p.h., and lost them.

Marshalling yards at HAMM and SCHWERT were attacked and explosions caused.

One aircraft returned with port engine trouble.

App. C.80.

MARHAM. 4/9/40. 0408. All aircraft returned after successful attack.
One returned with engine trouble.
App. D.84.
Perfect day. Brisk Southerly wind.
Training.
1130. P/O. PATE took off for photography.
F/Lt. SHEERAN took off for ASSINGBOURN.
Political Information
BRITAIN allows U.S.A. rights in naval bases at BERMUDA, NEWFOUNDLAND, BRITISH GUIANA and JAMAICA, in exchange for fifty destroyers.
JAPAN gives ultimatum to FRANCE to allow passage for her troops through INDO-CHINA.
MARHAM. 5/9/40. Perfect day. Westerly wind.
Training.
0905. Sgt. LEWIS took off for FARNBOROUGH and BOSCOMBE DOWN for fitting of razzling apparatus. Landing at FARNBOROUGH due to small size of aerodrome and runways still being in process of construction, he over-ran, and damaged undercarriage and wing.
1130. S/L. MULHOLLAND took off for bombing at BERNERS HEATH.
1135. Sgt. MILES took off for bombing.
1135. Sgt. DYER took off for cross country.
1320. P/O. PATE took off for cross country.
1400. Lecture at FELTWELL on S.C.I. for armament N.C.O.'s, attended by F/Sgt. ALLEN.
HAMPDEN aircraft from SCAMPTON arrived in the evening to use this station as a base for operations over STETTIN.
MARHAM. 6/9/40. Perfect day. Light Northerly wind.
Personnel.
Two new crews arrive: - Pilots, Sgt. NORSON, Sgt. THOMPSON, Sgt. MORLEY and Sgt. GOLDIE.
Air Observers, Sgt. LINDSAY and MOGG, W/T, A.G.'s, Sgt. HENRY, Sgt. WALTER, Sgt. ILES and Sgt. KENT, A.G.'s Sgt. HUNTER and Sgt. WESTWOOD.
Political Information.
King CAROL of RUMANIA abdicates in favour of his son, MICHAEL.
Training.
P/O. PATE and P/O. ROY took off for cross country.
Conference at BOMBER COMMAND for Squadron Gunnery Leaders.
Forest and Industrial Targets.
2107. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM took off to attack forest areas in GERMANY, and industrial targets in BERLIN and BRUSSELS App. C.81.
0552. All aircraft had returned. Most made successful attack. App. S?.85.
Error for 'C' or 'D'.

From 2107 hrs 6/9/1940 to 0552 hrs 7/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.

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

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HOWARDS
Sgt. BLANCHARD
Sgt. JERVIS

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

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

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

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

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

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Forest & Industrial Targets. 2107.






2212.






2208.






2144.






2130.






2225.






2140.






2114.






2124.






2145.






2207.






2138.
0540.






0517.






0130.






0418.






0355.






0440.






0552.






0455.






0528.






0345.






0123.






0255.
The Squadron was razzling again, and large fires were produced.

Photo unsuccessful, due to stuck shutter.

Four aircraft were on BERLIN but owing to low cloud results were not observed, and one aircraft returned with bombs.

BRUSSELS marshalling yard was attacked.
Intense Flak after bombing. Blackout bad.

HANOVER aerodrome also attacked.

App. C.81.

MARHAM. 7/9/40. Perfect day. South Westerly wind.
Presentation of Awards.
1415. F/Sgt. (Now P/O.) BOORE was presented with the D.F.M. at a Station Parade, by the A.O.C.
Entertainments.
The annual sports were held in the afternoon.
An enjoyable and well attended dance was held in the evening.
Message received to stand by in case of invasion.
All Personnel were recalled from leave, and recalled to Camp.
First big raid in LONDON.
MARHAM. 8/9/40. Cloud. Blue sky. North Westerly wind.
Personnel.
P/O. FRASER and P/O. WHITE detached to UP AVON for C.F.S. course.
MARHAM. 9/9/40. Cloudy. Sun. Northerly wind.
Ferrying.
Two aircrafts, Wellingtons I.A.'s, were delivered to HONINGTON.
Industrial Targets.
2130. Twelve aircraft were first detailed from each Squadron, later reduced to nine, to attack targets at BERLIN, KREFELD, ENRANC, HAMM and BRUSSELS. App. C.82.
0630. All aircraft had landed, P/O. PATE at WEST RAYHAM. App. D.86.

From 0022 hrs 9/9/1940 to 0630 hrs 10/8/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARDS
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. BLANCHARD

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

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

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

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Industrial Targets. 0022.






0045.






0140.






2222.






2148.






2151.






2135.






0021.






0230.
0559.






0540.






0525.






0414.






0400.






0555.






0325.






0430.






0630.
Attack on BERLIN not successful due to weather.

BRUSSELS marshalling yard successfully attacked.

LIEGE and KREFELD railways, results hidden by cloud.

DIEPHOLZ, CELLE and BUCKEN aerodrome, results not seen.

One aircraft attacked blast furnaces and works and sidings at ESSEN and SCHIPOL aerodrome.

One aircraft was attacked by an aircraft with green tracer, when circling to land at MARHAM.

P/O. PATE landed at W. RAYNHAM.

App. C.82.

MARHAM. 10/9/40. Overcast. Little rain. South Westerly wind.
Personnel.
Sgt. LEWIS and Sgt. BOTELER were posted to LOSSIEMOUTH.
F/Lt. LYNCH-BLOSSE was promoted to Squadron-Leader, and he and his crew, comprising Sgt. MORLEY, Sgt. JACKSON, Sgt. HAY, Sgt. CHAPPELL and Sgt. WILLIAMS, were posted to MILDENHALL.
F/O. ROBERTSON was promoted Flight Lieutenant in place of F/Lt. LYNCH-BLOSSE.
Training.
0700. P/O. ALEXANDER took off for cross-country via, FELTWELL, NORTHAMPTON, HARWELL and PETERBOROUGH.
11440?. P/O. STEEL took off for a similar cross country.
0930. P/O. HAMMAN took off for FARNBOROUGH and BOSCOMBE DOWN.
MARHAM. 11/9/40. Fine. Sunny day. Brisk Northerly wind.
Personnel.
F/O. POULTNEY attached to ST. ATHANS for navigation course.
Training.
1145. P/O. STEEL took off for cross-country via, FELTWELL, NORTHAMPTON, ABINGDON & GRANTHAM.
1500. Sgt. DYER took off for cross-country.
Invasion Ports and Industrial Targets.
1949. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and eighteen from MILDENHALL took off to attack barge concentrations at OSTEND (Oostende), DELFZYL and FLUSHING, and marshalling yards at MANHEIM and ENRANG. App. C.83.
App. D.87.
0200. All aircraft had returned after successful attacks.

From 1949 hrs 11/9/1940 to 0200 hrs 12/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IA.
I. P.9224.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563..





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
R. T.2613.

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARDS
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. BLANCHARD

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

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

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

P/O. NOBLE
P/O. RODGER
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

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on Invasion Ports and Industrial Targets. 1949.






1952.






2148.






2145.






1950.






1953.






1954.






2012.






2101.






2109






2104
0135.






0136.






0015.






2345.






0053.






0200.






0020.






0125.






0125.






2330.






2339.
Successful attack on OSTEND (Oostende) carried out, not much opposition and attacks made from low height, 3000 feet.

Many barges seen and fires caused.

MANNHEIM, EHRANG, and NAMUR marshalling yards successfully attacked.

S/L. MULHOLLAND hit railway and small bridge at NAMUR.

App. C.83.

MARHAM. 12/9/40. High cloud. South Westerly wind.
Ferrying.
0915. F/L. SHEERAN took off for FARNBOROUGH and BOSCOMBE to have razzling apparatus fitted.
MARHAM. 13/9/40. Fine. South Westerly wind.
Training.
1050. P/O. STEEL took off for cross country via, FELTWELL, WITTERING, NORTHAMPTON and UPPER HEYFORD.
The raid this evening was cancelled.
MARHAM. 14/9/40. Fine. Some cloud. Westerly wind.
Personnel.
Sgt. WISEMAN attached to MANBY for Bombing Leaders course.
Training.
1110. Sgt. STENT took off for cloud flying.
Industrial Targets.
2100. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM and twenty-one from FELTWELL and eleven from STRADISHALL took off to attack at DUNKIRK and BREMERHAVEN marshalling yards at HAMM and KREFELD and the G.A.F. centre at CHATEAU ARGENTENUILLE. App. C.84.
0440. All aircraft had returned. App. D.88.

From 2100 hrs 14/9/1940 to 0440 hrs 15/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. SPIBY

F/L. ROBERTSON
Sgt. MOTT
Sgt. LARKMAN
Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. WALTER

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER
Sgt. WESTWOOD

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

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. KENT
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

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

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL,
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

F/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. MARSHALL

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

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Industrial Targets. 2306.






2110.






2325.






2258.






2102.






2125.






2100.






2212.






2210






2112






2104






2204.
0440.






0230.






0210.






0205.






0125.






0030.






0225.






0130.






0135.






0035.






0115.






0140.
G.A.F. -H.Q., at CHATEAU ARGENTENVILLE attacked, three aircraft failed to locate, due to 10/10 low cloud.

Two aircraft registered near misses, and one was hit by light Flak.

BRUSSELS Power Station, RHEINE and HAMM railways, road, rail and river at ARNESBERG, and HAGUE aerodrome were attacked, and fires and explosions caused.

App. C.84.

MARHAM. 15/9/40. Fine. Warm sun. North Westerly wind.
Training.
1130. P/O. NOBLE took off for wireless training via, GRANTHAM and THORNABY.
MARHAM. 16/9/40. Overcast. Cool. Brisk Southerly wind.
Nothing of note occurred today.
Operation arranged for tonight were cancelled at tea-time.
Leave to be recommenced tomorrow. One crew, three days.
MARHAM. 17/9/40. Rain. Strong South Westerly wind. Clearing later.
Political Information.
ITALIANS cross the border between LYBIA and EGYPT.
Training.
1430. P/O. RASH took off for cross country via, PETERBOROUGH and BICESTER.
Invasion Ports and Railway Targets.
2005. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, and twelve from HONINGTON and STRADISHALL took off to attack barges at CALAIS and marshalling yards at HAMM and MANNHEIM. App. C.85.
0120. All aircraft had returned after successful attack. App. D.89.

From 2055 hrs 17/9/1940 to 0120 hrs 18/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
R. T.2613.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. SPIBY

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER
Sgt. WESTWOOD

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

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. KENT
Sgt. DYER
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

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

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

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL,
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Invasion Ports & Railway Targets. 2055.






2114.






2107.






2100.






2058.






2110.






2214.






2206.






2209






2111






2155






2005.
2345.






2348.






2325.






2330.






2350.






2332.






0035.






0050.






0043.






0039.






0030.






0120.
All aircraft except one attacked CALAIS, locks, docks and basins were hit, fires and explosions produced.

Attacks from 4000 to 10000 feet.

A few enemy aircraft were seen.

one experienced intense light Flak, and many searchlights, others little opposition.

Flak ships 5 miles off CALAIS fired on our aircraft.

Sgt. STENT dropped 2 sticks across EHRANG from 1500 feet, causing explosions and violent fire.

App. C.85.

MARHAM. 18/9/40. Fine. Cumulus. Westerly wind.
Personnel.
Group Captain GROOM arrived from Bomber Command to take over command of the Station.
P/O. BARR, P/O. MOORE and Sgt. BLANCHARD posted at BASSINGBOURN for resting.
MARHAM. 19/9/40. High cloud. Sun shining through. Brisk Southerly wind.
Personnel.
Sgt. ADAMS W/T., posted to No.38 Squadron.
Training.
1100. P/O. PATE took off to practice full load flying.
Operations cancelled tonight in view of weather.
MARHAM. 20/9/40. Brilliant day. Strong Westerly wind.
. Personnel.
Sgt. DAVIS Signals Section, posted to No.37 Squadron, for W/T ground duties.
Training.
0845. F/L. SHEERAN took off for cross country via, BASSINGBOURN and BICESTER.
1515. P/O. HAMMAN took off for local flying.
Harbour Targets.
2232. Thirteen aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, and nineteen from FELTWELL took off to attack invasion barges in harbour at CALAIS and OSTEND (Oostende). App. C.86.

From 2235 hrs 20/9/1940 to 0326 hrs 21/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
G. L.7895.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. HOWARD

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. WESTWOOD
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. HANNAFORD
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK
Sgt. KENT
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. DYER

P/O. HAMMAN
Sgt. KIRBY
Sgt. FORRESTER
Sgt. HENRY
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. HEARFIELD
Sgt. SKEHAN
P/O. WATKINS

P/O. ALEXANDER
P/O. TODD
Sgt. ROWELL,
Sgt. PRINGLE
Sgt. LITTLE
Sgt. HUNTER

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

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Harbour Targets. 2232.






2300.






2255.






2253.






2248.






2305.






0012.






0001.






2345.






0010






2347






2350






0015.
0215.






0135.






0210.






0136.






0216.






0122.






0325.






0330.






0223.






0303.






0326.






0227.






0240.
OSTEND (Oostende) and CALAIS attacked.

Clouds and searchlights obscured results in many cases.

Very intense heavy and light Flak following aircraft out to sea and many searchlights.

Some Flak ships.

One aircraft dived from 6000 - 2000 feet in second attack, last attack was made at 10,000 feet, in view of opposition.

Many hits were obtained across the docks.

App. C.86.

MARHAM. 21/9/40. 0330. All had returned. Two aircraft hit by Flak which was very intense, as were the searchlights also, this obscured target to a considerable extent and there was some cloud. App. D.90..
Brilliant day, Practically calm.
Nothing of importance occurred today.
MARHAM. 22/9/40. Overcast. Southerly wind.
Squadron Duties.
Station Defence, due to postings, hand back guard of 'B' Flight aircraft for our personnel to do.
Invasion Ports Targets.
0057. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, and fourteen from STRADISHALL were detailed to attack invasion barges in LE HAVRE, OSTEND (Oostende) and ANTWERP (Antwerpen).
The attack on the last target was cancelled and the time off for the others deferred until between 2400. and 0200.
App. C.87.
0544. All aircraft landed,
P/O. COOKSON at FORD in view of Flak damage.
App. D.91.

From 0057 hrs 22/9/1940 to 0544 hrs 22/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. T.2606.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
G. L.7895.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
R. T.2613.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. SPIBY

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

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

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. MARSHALL

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

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PETERS
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Invasion Ports Targets. 0102.






0058.






0135.






0132.






0057.






0101.






0139.






0059.






0136






0106
0526.






0500.






0450.






0425.






0506.






0544.






0413.






0410.






0500.






0514.
LE HAVRE and OSTEND (Oostende) attacked.

ANTWERP (Antwerpen) raid cancelled.

Aircraft dropped 1 - 3 sticks each across BASSIN MANCE, BASSIN LEOPOLD, docks, wharves and barges.

Intense heavy and moderate light Flak at OSTEND, the reverse at LE HAVRE.

One aircraft had flap and another petrol tank damage by Flak.

P/O. PATE saw 4 men in rectangular dinghy at 5150 N, 0215 E, on return.

App. C.87.

MARHAM. 23/9/40. Brilliant day. Cloudless. Light Westerly wind.
Ferrying.
1105. S/L. FOSS took off to bring P/O. COOKSON and crew back from FORD.
Entertainments.
1730. A station Boxing tournament was held in 'B' Flight hangar.
A Guest Night was held to say good-bye to G/C. KEITH.
MARHAM. 24/9/40. Sun. High cloud. Westerly wind.
Station Command.
G/C. GROOM, D.F.C., assumes command of the Station.
Political Information.
Abortive action at DAKAR, General de GAULLE decides not to press the action against FRENCH troops./td>
Invasion Ports, Targets.
2028. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, and twelve from STRADISHALL took off to attack barge concentration at LE HAVRE and BOULOGNE. App. C.88.
0620. All aircraft landed. App. D.92.

From 2028 hrs 24/9/1940 to 0620 hrs 25/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
H. T.2606.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
G. L.7895.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
----





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.





Wellington IC.
R. T.2513.

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

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. SPIBY

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER
Sgt. WESTWOOD

S/L. FOSS
Sgt. DYER
Sgt. LINDSAY
Sgt. WEBBE
Sgt. KENT
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

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

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

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

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. MOULD
Sgt. DRAPER
Attack on Invasion Ports Targets. 0013.






2120.






2112.






2145.






0016.






2050.






2136.






2037.






2041






0010






2045.






2028.
0416.






0115.






0123.






0223.






0325.






0200.






0205.






0040.






0030.






0620.






0107.






0100.
Eight aircraft were on LE HAVRE, and most dropped two sticks across docks causing fires and explosions.

A few enemy aircraft were seen. M.E.109 climbed up searchlight beam towards P/O. NOBLE's aircraft and rear gunner fired 150 rounds at it.

Four aircraft were on BOULOGNE.

Haze obscured results to some extent.

Intense heavy Flak and Flak ships at harbour entrance.

Flak followed aircraft out to sea for 5 miles.

App. C.88.

MARHAM. 25/9/40. Overcast. Cool. Northerly wind.
Personnel.
A new crew, P/O. LOVERIDGE, Sgt. McLEAN, pilots, P/O. PATTLE. (Obs), Sgt. CANNING, Sgt. MOORE, Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM, 883, A.G., posted here from B INGBOURN, also Sgt. McCONNELL, Obs, W/T.
Training.
1030. Sgt. STENT took off for cross country.
MARHAM. 26/9/40. Overcast. Foggy. Light Northerly wind.
Personnel.
A new crew, P/O. TINDALL, P/O. HOLLAND, pilots, Sgt. LEECH, Obs., Sgt. GOODEY, Sgt. FEELEY, W/T., Sgt. DAWSON, A.G.
Moon period, operations alternate nights now over. We operate every third night now.
MARHAM. 27/9/40. Overcast. South Westerly wind.
Personnel.
F/S. ALLEN Armt. N.C.O., returns from sick leave.
Invasion Ports and Industrial Targets.
2015. Twelve aircraft from each Squadron at MARHAM, and twelve from STRADISHALL took off to attack barge concentrations at CALAIS, LE HAVRE and BOULOGE and marshalling yards. App. C.89.

From 2015 hrs 27/9/1940 to 0315 hrs 28/9/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
A. T.2520.





Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
S. L.7798.





Wellington IC.
U. P.9283.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
W. T.2509.

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

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS
Sgt. SPIBY

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SCOTT
Sgt. SWAIN

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER
Sgt. WESTWOOD

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

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

P/O. BEER
Sgt. MORSON
Sgt. BURY
Sgt. CLEVERLEY
Sgt. ILES
Sgt. MARSHALL
Attack on Invasion Ports & Industrials Targets. 2154.






2040.






2018.






2135.






2208.






2030.






2100.






2015.






2045
0310.






0125.






2328.






2150.






2220.






0148.






2203.






2210.






0315.
Two aircraft on LE HAVRE, obtained successful hits and one caused tremendous explosion, seen from 70 miles.

Clouds closing hid results of one aircraft on BOULOGNE.

Two aircraft on marshalling yards near COLOGNE, failed to identify targets due to 10/10 low cloud.

Four aircraft returned, one had engine cutting, two others had engine trouble, also reserve aircraft.
The fourth had trouble with rear turret door.

App. C.89.

MARHAM. 28/9/40. 0315. All aircraft had landed, four returned early with mechanical trouble.
Clouds generally hid results.
S/L. MULHOLLAND landed at BODNEY.
App. D.93.
Sun. Cloudless. Northerly wind.
Training.
0930. Sgt. WESSELS with P/O. TINDALL and P/O. HOLLAND took off for cross country via, LEICESTER, and HARWELL and then to BERNERS HEATH for bombing.
1015. Sgt. STENT took off for bombing practice.
1130. P/O. RASH took off for bombing practice.
1200. Sgt. DYER took off for W/T training via, MANBY and HATFIELD.
Political Information
GERMANY, ITALY and JAPAN sign ten years pact.
MARHAM. 29/9/40. Cloudy. Some blue sky. Northerly wind.
Training
1045. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off for cross country via, BASSINGBOURN and GRANTHAM.
1110. F/O. BEER took off for cross country via, BICHESTER and PERSHORE, landing at BICESTER.
1400. Station Parade in 'A' Flight HANGAR for address by Station Commander.
Personnel.
P/O. LOVERIDGE and crew posted to No.38 Squadron.
F/O. SHEERAN posted to Battle Flight.
P/O. LANGMAN made Officer's Mess Secretary.
MARHAM. 30/9/40. Blue Sky. Sun. Cloud bank on horizon. Light Northerly wind.
Ferrying.
1535. Sgt. MIDDLETON took off to take Sgt. SYMMONS on bombing leaders course at MANBY.
Administrative and Industrial Targets.
Twelve A/C from each Sqdn., at MARHAM and eleven from STRADISHALL attacked Air Ministry at BERLIN, marshalling yards at OSNABRUCK and aerodrome at LEUNA. App. C. 90.
App. D.94.
Casualties.
0305. Two aircraft, P/O. STEEL and Sgt. WESSELS failed to return.
Two aircraft returned early, one with engine trouble, and the other with intercom. u/s.

From 1844 hrs 30/9/1940 to 0305 hrs 1/10/1940. Up Down Remarks
Wellington IC.
E. T.2560.





Wellington IC.
J. T.2563.





Wellington IC.
D. R.3278.





Wellington IC.
C. T.2466.





Wellington IC.
K. T.2549.





Wellington IC.
F. R.3292.





Wellington IC.
V. R.3153.





Wellington IC.
Q. P.9300.





Wellington IC.
P. T.2511.





Wellington IC.
X. R.3279.





Wellington IC.
R. T.2613.





Wellington IC.
T. P.9285.

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

P/O. MERCER
Sgt. MOLONY
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. SPIBY
Sgt. HOWARD
Sgt. JERVIS

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

Sgt. MILES
Sgt. CARTER
Sgt. WINTERBOTTOM
Sgt. SWAIN
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. SCOTT

P/O. STEEL
Sgt. GOLDIE
Sgt. MOGG
Sgt. DOWSETT
Sgt. WALTER
Sgt. WESTWOOD

Sgt. WESSELS
Sgt. McNAIR
Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. PENNINGTON
Sgt. PRITCHARD
Sgt. CAMERON

Sgt. DYER
P/O. HOLLAND
Sgt. WISEMAN
Sgt. HANNAFORD
Sgt. KENT
P/O. CLUTTERBUCK

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

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

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

P/O. PATE
Sgt. JAGGS
Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. JEFFERSON
Sgt. DRAPER

Sgt. STENT
Sgt. PETERS
P/O. TINDALL
Sgt. WOOR
Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. OLLAR
Attack on Administrative and Industrials Targets. 1849.






1852.






1910.






1853.






1938.






1937.






1953.






1847.






1915.






1844






1920.






1852.
0305.






0248.






0035.






0246.






----






----






0100.






0230.






1945.






1950.






0240






0227.
Five aircraft were on Air Ministry at BERLIN.

Hits appeared to be obtained, but clouds prevented observation.

One aircraft was unable to locate target and bombed ROTTENBURG aerodrome.

Two aircraft on OSNABRUCK.

P/O. STEEL and Sgt. WESSELS failed to return.

Another of our aircraft saw three aircraft shot down in flames, and was itself attacked by three M.E.110's.

About 40 searchlights came on suddenly co-operating with fighters, our aircraft dived to 2000 feet before avoiding fighters.

App. C.90.