Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/2/41. Meteorological conditions.
Slight rain or drizzle. Wind, Northerly, veering to North Westerly.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 2/2/41. Met. Conditions.
Intermittent rain spreading from West. Little cloud. Wind West to North West.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 3/2/41. Met. Conditions.
Occasional snow showers. Freezing at all height. Poor visibility.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. K. N. ARTHURS, GD, posted from No. 11. O.T.U., BASSINGBOURN, w.e.f. 1/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.8.
P/O. R. I. POOLEY, GD, posted from 11. O.T.U., BASSINGBOURN, w.e.f. 1/2/1941.
Operations, Night 3/4th February, 1941.
Form B.408. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Operations for today were cancelled, owing to very bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 4/2/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional snow showers. Freezing at all heights. Wind North West, veering to North.
Operations, Night 4th February, 1941. - Target No. CC.24. (LE HAVRE).
Form B.411. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.7.
1717 to 1736. A/C. A.D.3237. M.S.I. No. JAR.711. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. JAR.708. Sgt. ELLIOTT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. JAR.705. P/O. CLARKE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.L.3279. M.S.I. No. JAR.707. Sgt. RODGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
2232. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Owing to 10/10th clouds, and bad visibility, none of these aircraft were able to locate target.
Icing conditions at 6000 feet, 30 miles off Norfolk Coast.
Aircraft U.R.1004., P/O. CLARKE, jettisoned bombs safe in Sea, 30 miles off E. Anglian Coast.
Remaining aircraft brought back bombs.

From 1717 hrs 4/2/1941 to 2232 hrs 4/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. D. 3237.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1004.





Wellington IC.
X. L. 3279.

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. BROCKWAY
Sgt. FENWICK
Sgt. GILL
Sgt. WHITE

P/O. CLARKE
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. HOY
Sgt. RUSSELL

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. BAIRD
Sgt. HILL

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Four aircraft, 1 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack No. CC. 24, (LE HAVRE), in accordance with Form B.411. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.D.3237. M.S.I. No. (JAR.711) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. (JAR.708) Sgt. ELLIOTT & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. (JAR.705) P/O. CLARKE & Crew.
A/C. X.L.3279. M.S.I. No. (JAR.707) Sgt. RODGERS & Crew.

Three aircraft each took,
2 Containers Incends., 6. 500 lb. G.Ps,
and one aircraft took,
5. 500 lb. G.Ps, 1. 250 lb. G.P.

Aircraft took off between 1717. hrs - 1730. hrs; owing to 10/10th clouds, and bad visibility, none of these aircraft were able to locate the target.

Icing conditions were prevailing 30 miles off the NORFOLK Coast, at 6000 ft.

Aircraft U.R.1004., (P/O. CLARKE, Captain), jettisoned his bombs safe in Sea, 30 miles off the E. ANGLIAN Coast, owing to icing conditions.

Aircraft, A.D.3237., P.T.2511., and X.L.3279. brought back all their bombs.

All aircraft returned to Base between 2200. hrs - 2232. hrs.

Form B.411.

MARHAM. 5/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fine, with local fog, becoming cloudy. Wing light and variable veering to Southerly.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 6/2/41. Met. conditions.
Snow, freezing at all heights. Moderate visibility. Wind Westerly.
Postings - Officers.
F/L. CLYDE SMITH, D., G.D. Posted from No. 218 Sqdn., w.e.f. 5/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.9.
P/O. CHALK, F. G. H., G.D. Posted from 218 Sqdn., w.e.f. 5/2/1941.
P/O. RALPH, H. K., G.D. Posted from No. 15. O.T.U., HARWELL, w.e.f. 5/2/1941.
Hospitals, Admissions and Discharges.
P/O. CRAWFORD, GD, transferred from R.A.F. Hospital, ELY to P.M.R.A.F. Hospital, HALTON.
Operations, Night 6/7th February, 1941.
Form B.411. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Operations for today were cancelled, owing to bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 7/2/41. Met. conditions.
Local fog and rain. Wind South to South West, veering to South East.
Operations, Night 7th February, 1941, Target CC.29. (BOULOGNE).
Form B.412. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.8.
2016. to 2047. A/C. H.R.3238. M.S.I. No. FSK.391. S/L. VAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. FSK.396. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. FSK.389. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. FSK.387. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. FSK.392. Sgt. WHITTAKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. FSK.385. S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. FSK.395. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. FSK.379. P/O. CLARKE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. FSK.392. Sgt. ELLIOTT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. FSK.383. Sgt. RODGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
2347. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
8 A/C. each took 2 Cans. Incends, and 5. 500 GP's., and
2 A/C. took 1. 1000 GP, 3. 500 GP's, and 1. 250 lb. GP.
Aircraft bombed target, Quays and Docks, with success, all bombs falling across the Docks, from heights between 7000 to 12000 feet.
Visibility was good, with high cloud.
Big fires and explosions were seen, also fires breaking out on Quay.
Photographs were taken, and all aircraft returned safely.

From 2016 hrs 7/2/1941 to 2347 hrs 7/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
H. R. 3238.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2887.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1221.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
A. R. 1238.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1004.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.

S/L. VAN
W/C. EVANS-EVANS
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
F/O. GILLIAT

P/O. BOIS
F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
P/O. MacDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

Sgt. WHITTAKER
Sgt. THOMPSON
P/O. SERLE
Sgt. KERR
Sgt. WELCH
Sgt. TOUGH

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

F/L. GILES
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLDRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. CLARKE
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. HOY
Sgt. CAMPBELL

Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. BROCKWAY
Sgt. FENWICK
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. WHITE

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. BAIRD
Sgt. HILL
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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2nd. Pilot
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Ten aircraft, 5 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target CC. 29. (BOULOGNE), in accordance with Form B.412. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. H.R.3238. M.S.I. No. (FSK.391) S/L. VAN & Crew.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. (FSK.396) P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. (FSK.389) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. (FSK.387) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. (FSK.392) Sgt. WHITTAKER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. (FSK.385) S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (FSK.395) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. (FSK.379) P/O. CLARKE & Crew.
A/V. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. (FSK.392) Sgt. ELLIOTT & Crew.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. (FSK.363) Sgt. RODGERS & Crew.

Eight aircraft each took
2 Containers Incends., 5. 500 G.Ps.

and two aircraft each took
1. 1000 G.P. 3. 500 G.Ps,, & 1. 250 G.P.

Aircraft took off between 2016. hrs and 2047. hours; to attack the Quays and Docks detailed.

A/C. X.R.3279., Sgt. RODGERS, Captain,
A/C. W.R.1034., S/L. LASBREY, Captain,
A/C. H.R.1004., P/O. CLARKE, Captain,
A/C. H.R.3238., S/L. VAN, Captain,
bombed with success, all bombs falling across Docks, from heights between 7000 to 12000 feet.
Visibility was good, with high cloud.

A/C. F.R.1221. P/O. CURRY, Captain, bombed Quay between 4-5 Dock. Fires were seen to break out an Quay, bombing was carried out from 8500 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. F/O. KIRK, Captain, bombed from 6500 feet, all bombs falling S.S.W. and N.E. of target. Fires and explosions were seen.

A/C. T.R.1063., F/L. GILES, Captain, bombed from 7000 feet, and photographs were taken. High cloud, (14,000'), and remaining aircraft bombed from heights between 9000 to 10000 feet.

All aircraft returned to Base between 2247. hours and 2347. hours.

Form B.412.

MARHAM. 8/2/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional rain. Wind South, South East to West South West.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. PETLEY, GD, posted to No. 15. O.T.U., HARWELL, w.e.f. 7/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.10.
P/O. JOURDAIN, GD, posted to RAF. Station, WYTON, w.e.f. 8/2/1041.
P/O. FLETCHER, CAG, posted to H.Q. Unit, No. 3 Group, w.e.f. 4/2/1941.
P/O. JONES, GAG, posted to No. 20. O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH, w.e.f. 11/2/1941.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 9/2/41. Met. conditions.
Overcast, with slight drizzle. Wind South Westerly.
Training.
1445. A/C. G.L.7895. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH, took off for Cross country to STRADISHALL and
1605. returned to Base.
1446. A/C. E.T.2560. F/Lt. VAN, took off for Cross country to STRADISHALL, and
1500. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 10/2/41. Met. conditions.
Overcast, with intermittent rain. Wind, South East. Visibility good.
Training.
1110. A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, took off for Cross country to CAMBRIDGE, PETERBOROUGH, and
1230. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. E.T.2560, F/O. KIRK, took off for Cross country to CAMBRIDGE, PETERBOROUGH, and
1115. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. H.R.3238, Sgt. JONES, took off for Cross country to CAMBRIDGE, PETERBOROUGH, and
1100. returned to Base.
Operations, Night 10/11th February, 1941. Target No. TOWN 9. - HANOVER, and ROTTERDAM.
Form B.415. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.9.
1820. to 0215. A/C. H.R.3238. M.S.I. No. BTH.927. S/L. VAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. BTH.956. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. BTH.808. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. BTH.983. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. BTH.921. Sgt. WHITTAKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. BTH.999. S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. BTH.989. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. BTH.855. P/O. CLARKE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. BTH.836. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1048. M.S.I. No. BTH.893. Sgt. RODGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. BTH.878. Sgt. ELLIOTT and Crew took off for Operations.
0230. All aircraft had returned safely to Base, with the exception of
A/C. Q.R.1084. Sgt. RODGERS, who crashed at SWAFFHAM.
On approaching red flashing beacon near SWAFFHAM, navigation lights were switched on, as aircraft narrowly missed two other Wellington aircraft without lights.
Almost immediately, to starboard, enemy aircraft attacked, damaging port engine.
Aircraft lost height rapidly, and a crash landing was made on a single railway track cutting at SWAFFHAM.
Sgt. HILL, Rear gunner, was wounded in the left arm, remainder of the Crew escaped injury. The aircraft burnt out.
Bomb load, 3. 250 lb. GP's, 36. 500lb. GP's, 5. 1000 lb. GP's, 2020. 4 lb. Incends.
All aircraft released bombs over or near target, although 9/10th cloud made observation of results difficult.
A/C. P.T.2511. Sgt. ELLIOTT, bombed the target with good effect, and heavy scattered fires and explosions were seen.
A/C. Q.R.1084., Sgt. RODGERS, owing to 10/10th cloud, did not bomb HANOVER, but bombed MINDEN.
All bombs fell across canals and roads and railways, on N.E. outskirts of town.
No obvious results were seen, owing to 10/10th cloud.
A/C. B.T.2887., P/O. BOIS,
A/C. U.R.1004., P/O. CLARKE, all bombed target area with good effect, and heavy scattered fires and explosions were seen.

From 1825 hrs 10/2/1941 to 0224 hrs 11/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
H. R. 3238.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2887.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1221.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
A. R. 1238.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1004.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7854.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1084.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511.

S/L. VAN
W/C. EVANS-EVANS
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
P/O. GILLIAT

P/O. BOIS
F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
P/O. MacDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

P/O. CURRY
P/O. RALPH
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

P/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

Sgt. WHITTAKER
Sgt. THOMPSON
P/O. SERLE
Sgt. KERR
Sgt. WELCH
Sgt. TOUGH

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

F/L. GILES
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLDRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. CLARKE
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. HOY
Sgt. CAMPBELL

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. BAIRD
Sgt. HILL

Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. BROCKWAY
Sgt. FENWICK
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. WHITE
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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2nd. Pilot
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2nd. Pilot
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2nd. Pilot
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0050.

Eleven aircraft, 5 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target TOWN No. 9. HANOVER, and ROTTERDAM, in accordance with Form B.415. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. H.R.3238. M.S.I. No. (BTH.927) S/L. VAN & Crew.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. (BTH.956) P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. (BTH.808) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. (BTH.983) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. (BTH.921) Sgt. WHITTAKER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. (BTH.999) S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (BTH.989) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. (BTH.855) P/O. CLARKE & Crew.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. (BTH.836) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1084. M.S.I. No. (BTH.893) Sgt. RODGERS & Crew.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. (BTH.878) Sgt. ELLIOTT & Crew.

Total bombs carried :
3. 250 lb. G.Ps, 36. 500 lb. GPs, 5. 1000 lb. GPs
2020. 4 lb. Incendiaries.

Aircraft took off between 1825. hrs and 1932. hours.

A/C. S.L.7834., (P/O. LODER, Captain), all bombs fell North to South across target area.
Target was attacked from 1200 feet, through 9/10th cloud, which made observation of results difficult.

1 stick fell E. to W. over target area, bombed by A/C. H.R.3238., (S/L. VAN, Captain), but no results were seen owing to 10/10th cloud.

A/C. P.T.2511., (Sgt. ELLIOTT, Captain),
A/C. B.T.2887., (P/O. BOIS, Captain), and
A/C. U.R.1004., (P/O. CLARKE, Captain), bombed target area with good effect, and heavy scattered fires and explosions were seen.

A/C. E.T.2560., (P/O. KIRK, Captain), all bombs fell - E to W., overshooting aiming point, an started many red fires.

Remaining aircraft, with the exception of A/C. Q.R.1084., (Sgt. RODGERS), bombed target area, and large fires were observed. A/C. Q.R.1084., (Sgt. RODGERS), did not bomb HANOVER, owing to 10/10th cloud, but bombed MINDEN, 5216 N - 0855 E. All bombs fell across canals and roads and railways on N.E. outskirts of town.
No obvious results were seen, owing to 10/10th cloud.

Sgt. RODGERS, A/C. Q.R.1084., after attacking the secondary target, and owing to extreme head wind, set course for Base, and on return journey, made machine-gun attacks and runs over two enemy airfields sighted in HOLLAND. Course continues at 6,000 feet till a definite pin-point was obtained on DUTCH Coast.

The new course brought aircraft over the red flashing beacon near SWAFFHAM. Navigation light were switched on, as aircraft narrowly missed two other Wellington A/C. whithout lights.

Almost immediately, to starboard, Captain noticed flashes ahead and an explosion from port engine, and intercom reported that enemy aircraft was attacking. Aircraft lost height rapidly; owing to loss of height it was not considered practical to abandon aircraft, and a crash landing was made on a single railway track cutting at SWAFFHAM.

First aid was carried out immediately on rear gunner, Sgt. HILL, who had been wounded in the left arm.

Remainder of the Crew escaped injury.
The aircraft was burnt out.

Form B.415.

MARHAM. 11/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fine, with considerable fog patches. Wind becoming Southerly.
Operations Night 11/12th February, 1941. Target Town 9. HANOVER, and BREMEN, MAGDEBURG. App. 'D'.
Form B.416. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
1756. to ----. A/C. H.R.3228. M.S.I. No. BUG.604. W/C. EVANS EVANS, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. BUG.569. P/O. BOIS, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. BUG.624. P/O. CURRY, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. BUG.586. F/O. KIRK, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. BUG.614. Sgt. WHITTAKER, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. BUG.623. F/L. CLYDE SMITH, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. BUG.575. S/L. LASBREY, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. BUG.595. F/L. GILES, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. BUG.586. P/O. LODER, and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. BUG.640. P/O. CLARKE, and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb loads.
Nearly Nine tons of bombs were carried by the above aircraft.
Very bad visibility prevented most aircraft from finding target.
A/C. A.R.1238., Sgt. WHITTAKER, bombed target area, but results were not observed.
Fog developed on return, and aircraft landed on other aerodromes, as follows.
A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES, landed at WYTTON.
A/C. B.T.2887. P/O. BOIS, landed at NEWMARKET.
A/C. W.R.1034. S/L. LASBREY, landed at ALCONBURY.
A/C. S.L.7854. P/O. LODER, landed at ALCONBURY.
A/C. K.P.9290. F/O. KIRK, landed at GRAVESEND.
A/C. G.L.7895. F/L. CLYDE SMITH, landed at TANGMERE.
A/C. F.R.1221. P/O. CURRY, landed at WYTTON.
A/C. A.R.1238. Sgt. WHITTAKER, landed (crashed) at FINNINGLEY.
A/C. H.R.3238. W/C. EVANS-EVANS, Captain, experienced difficulty with W/T, and could not obtain W/T or H/F fix or bearing.
Owing to very bad weather conditions, it was found necessary to abandon aircraft.
All members of Crew landed safely, with exception of W/C. EVANS-EVANS, who sustained injury to his ankle.
Aircraft crashed at SAFRON WALDEN, and was burnt out.
A/C. U.R.1004., P/O. CLARKE, Captain, owing to lack of petrol, baled out near CAMBRIDGE, making successful descents.
The aircraft crashed at NEWTON Rd., CAMBRIDGE, and was wrecked beyond repair.
A/C. A.R.1238. Sgt. WHITTAKER, landed at FINNINGLEY, owing to bad weather conditions at Base.
Aircraft's main-plane struck some object on landing, and subsequently crashed.
The Crew were uninjured, aircraft was wrecked.

From 1806 hrs 11/2/1941 to 0140 hrs 12/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
H. R. 3238.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2887.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1221.





Wellington IC.
K. P. 9290.





Wellington IC.
A. R. 1238.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7854.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1004.

W/C. EVANS-EVANS
Sgt. JONES
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
F/O. GILLIAT

P/O. BOIS
P/O. POOLEY
P/O. MacDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

P/O. CURRY
P/O. RALPH
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

P/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

Sgt. WHITTAKER
Sgt. THOMPSON
P/O. SERLE
Sgt. KERR
Sgt. WELCH
Sgt. TOUGH

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

F/L. GILES
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLDRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

P/O. CLARKE
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. HOY
Sgt. CAMPBELL

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Ten aircraft, 6 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target TOWN No. 9. (HANOVER, and BREMEN, MAGDEBURG), in accordance with Form B.416. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. H.R.3238. M.S.I. No. (BUG.604) W/C. EVANS-EVANS & Crew.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. (BUG.569) P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. (BUG.624) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. (BUG.586) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. A.R.1238. M.S.I. No. (BUG.614) Sgt. WHITTAKER & Crew.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. (BUG.623) F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. (BUG.575) S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (BUG.505) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. (BUG.586) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1004. M.S.I. No. (BUG.640) P/O. CLARKE & Crew.

Bomb loads: the above aircraft carried,
H.R.3238. 1. 1000 lb. GP. 4. 500 lb. GP. 1. 250 lb. GP.
B.T.2887. 1. 1000 lb. GP. 2. 500 lb. GPs.
F.R.1221. 3. 500 lb. GPs. 1. 250 lb. GP. 6 Cans. Incend.
K.P.9290. 6. 500 lb. GPs. 1. 250 lb. GP. 2 Cans. Incend.
A.R.1238. 3. 500 lb. GPs. 1. 250 lb. GP. 6 Cans. Incend.
G.L.7895. 3. 500 lb. GPs. 1. 250 lb. GP. 6 Cans. Incend.
W.R.1034. 1. 1000 lb. GP. 2. 500 lb. GPs.
T.R.1063. 1. 1000 lb. GP. 5. 500 lb. GPs.
S.L.7854. 3. 500 lb. GPs. 2. Cans. Incend. & Camera.
U.R.1004. 3. 500 lb. GPs. 2. 250 lb. GPs. 2 Cans. Incend.

Aircraft took off between 1806. - 1845. hours.
Very bad visibility prevented most aircraft from identifying target.

A/C. 1238. Sgt. WHITTAKER, Captn., bombed target area, but results were not observed.

FOG developed on the return flight, and aircraft had to land on other aerodromes, as follows.
A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES, landed at WYTTON.
A/C. B.T.2887. P/O. BOIS, landed at NEWMARKET.
A/C. W.R.1034. S/L. LASBREY, landed at ALCONBURY.
A/C. S.L.7854. P/O. LODER, landed at ALCONBURY.
A/C. K.P.9290. P/O. KIRK, landed at GRAVESEND.
A/C. G.L.7895. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH, landed at TANGMERE.
A/C. F.R.1221. P/O. CURRY, landed at WYTTON.
A/C. A.R.1238. Sgt. WHITTAKER, landed at FINNINGLY.

A/C. H.R.3236. (W/Cmdr. EVANS-EVANS, Captain), when returning to Base, experienced difficulty with W/T, and it was not possible to obtain a W/T or H/F fix or bearing. Loop bearings were eventually obtained from which the navigator fixed the position, and brought the aircraft back over the aerodrome.
Owing to the exceptionally bad weather conditions prevailing, it was not possible to land at Base or another aerodrome, and it was found necessary to abandon aircraft. All members of the Crew landed safely, with the exception of W/Cmde. EVANS-EVANS, who sustained injury to his ankle. Aircraft crashed at SAFRON WALDEN, and was burnt out.

A/C. U.R.1004. (P/O. CLARKE, Captain). Owing to 10/10 clouds it was not possible to identify target, and bombs were dropped over Flak and Searchlight positions in target area.
A course was set for Base, and on reaching Base area, received W/T instruction to proceed to WYTTON. Owing to W/T. congestion is was not found practical to communicate with WYTTON. W/T. instructions were again received to proceed to NEWMARKET and subsequently MILDENHALL. Due to 10/10th clouds it was not possible to locate either aerodromes. Owing to lack of petrol, it was decided to Bale out. All members of the Crew made successful descents, and the aircraft crashed at NEWSTEN Rd., CAMBRIDGE, and was wrecked beyond repair.

A/C. A.R.1238. (Sgt. WHITTAKER), owing to bad weather conditions at Base, this aircraft was instructed to land at FINNINGLY. An attempt was made to land, but the "RED" was given as aircraft did so.
Part of the main-plane struck some object, and the aircraft subsequently crashed. All members of the Crew were uninjured, - the aircraft was wrecked.

Form B.416 .

MARHAM. 12/2/41. Met. conditions.
Much fog and local drizzle. Wind, Southerly. Poor visibility.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred.
A/C. B.T.2887., P/O. BOIS returned from NEWMARKET, and
A/C. W.R.1034. returned from ALCONBURY.
MARHAM. 13/2/41. Met. conditions.
Widespread fog and rain. Wind East to South East veering to South West.
Acting ranks - Officers.
(A. S/L.). F/Lt. VAN, 37307., GD, appointed to the paid Acting Rank of S/Ldr., on appointement to S/Ldr., post, w.e.f. 23/1/41., on completion of 21 days in the unpaid rank. App. 'O'. O.13.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. JOURDAIN, J. A. GD, posted to RAF. Station SCAMPTON, w.e.f. 10/2/1941.
(NOTE: This entry cancels entry re. The above Officer, on 8th Feb. 1941).
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
W:Cmdr. EVANS-EVANS, AC., admitted to the SAFFRON WALDEN Hospital, on 12/2/1941.
MARHAM. 14/2/41. Met. conditions.
Widespread fog and rain. Wind South Easterly veering to Southerly. Visibility poor.
Training.
1130. A/C. G.L.7895. F/L. GLYDE-SMITH, and Crew took off for Cross Country to TANGMERE, and
1230. returned to Base.
1910. A/C. R.L.7810. Sgt. LLOYD, and Crew took off for Night Flying practice, and
1940. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
S/L. H. I. DABINET, 29004, G.D. posted to HARWELL, supernumerary, w.e.f. 16/2/41. App. 'O'. O.15.
P/O. E. T. BLEVINS, CAG, posted from No. 57 Squadron, w.e.f. 14/2/1941.
Attachments - Officers.
A/F/O. W. F. CLUTTERBUCK, CAG, detached to Messrs. PARNALL AIRCRAFT, YATE, BRISTOL, w.e.f. 16/2/1941.
MARHAM. 15/2/41. Met. conditions.
Slight rain. Wind South Easterly, veering to South Westerly. Visibility good.
Operations, Night 15/16th February, 1941. Target B.26. RUHR Area, and DUISBERG. App. 'D'. D.11.
Form B.418. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
1811. to 1857. A/C. A.D.3237. M.S.I. No. DYH.513. F/L. CLYDE SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. DYH.341. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. DYH.352. Sgt. MILTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. DYH.359. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DYH.327. P/O. RALPH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I No. DYH.472. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. DYH.496. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. DYH.413. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. DYH.391. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
A total of ?4. 250 lb. PG's, 35. 500 lb. GP's, 6. 1000 lb GP'S, and 300. 4 lb. Incends., were carried by the above aircraft.
A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, Captain, bombed the target through 10/10th clouds, at 12000', and saw flashes and explosions near target area. Weather was bad, cloud Base, 5000 feet.
A/C. K.P.9290. P/O. SAUNDERSON, bombed from 11000', flashes from bombs dropped were seen in target areas, and large explosions. Weather was clear, with little haze.
A/C. F.R.1221. P/O. CURRY, bombed in the vicinity of target, Incendiaries were dropped, but nothing was seen to light up.
Weather was good, but visibility was hampered by blackness and searchlights.
A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. BRIGHT, dropped all bombs N. to S. across target, causing fires, one small green fire lasting 5/10 minutes. Weather was excellent.
Fires and explosions were observed along line of buildings between Docks.
All remaining aircraft released their bombs in target area.

From 1811 hrs 15/2/1941 to 0006 hrs 16/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
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Wellington IC.
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Wellington IC.
F. R. 2112.





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7854.





Wellington IC.
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Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
A. D. 3237.





Wellington IC.
B. T. 2887.



P/O. RALPH
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. THOMAS
Sgt. EADES
Sgt. KENNARD
Sgt. SIMMONS
Sgt. GRAY

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. KING
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

F/L. GILES
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLDRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt BROWN
P/O. CHALK

P/O. BOIS
P/O. POOLEY
P/O. MacDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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NINE aircraft, 6 from 'A' Flight, 3 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target B26, and A.79, (RUHR area and DUISBERG), in accordance with Form B.418. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.D.3237. M.S.I. No. (DYH.313) F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. (DYH.341) P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. (DYH.352) Sgt. MILTON & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. (DYH.339) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. (DYH.327) P/O. RALPH & Crew.
A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. (DYH.472) P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (DYH.496) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. (DYH.413) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. (DYH.391) Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.

A TOTAL of 4. 250 lb. GPs, 35. 500 lb. GPs, 6. 1000 GPs, and 300. 4 lb. Incendiaries were carried by the above aircraft.

Aircraft took off between 1811. - 1845. hours.

A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, Captain, bombed target through 10/10th clouds, at 12000 feet, and saw flashed and explosions near target. Weather was bad, cloud Base approximately 5000 feet.

A/C. K.P.9290. P/O. SAUNDERS, Captain, bombed from 11000 feet, flashes from bombs dropped seen in target B.26, and fires from other bombs. Weather was fair, with slight haze.

A/C. E.T.2560. Sgt. MILTON, Captain , attacked DUISBERG, one long stick dropping N.E. and S.W. on dock area. Bursts seen on target, and large explosions. Weather was clear, with little haze.

A/C. F.R.1221. P/O. CURRY, Captain, bombed in the vicinity of A.79. Incendiaries only were dropped but nothing was seen to light up. Weather was good, but visibility hampered by blackness and searchlights.

A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. BRIGHT, Captain, dropped all his bombs North to South across target, causing fires, one small green fire lasting 5/10 minutes. Weather was excellent.

A/C. S.L.7834. P/O. LODER, Captain bombed RUHR area. Flashes from bombs seen, and small fires started. Bombs all fell in target area with good effect.

A/C. B.T.2887. P/O. BOIS, Captain, also bombed the RUHR area, from 11000 feet, 1 stick falling North to East across target area. No results were observed, owing to ground haze.

A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES, Captain, bombed DUISBERG, A.79 target area, and EINDHOVEN aerodrome. Bombs started fires, and small explosions.

A/C. A.D.3237. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH, Captain bombed the target with success. All bombs fell 60° along line of buildings between Docks. Fires were seen to break out.

All aircraft returned to Base safely after this Operation, and no injuries were sustained to any of the Crews.

Form B.418.

MARHAM. 16/2/41. 0006. All aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Rain at first. Little cloud. Wind increasing in force exceeding 40 m.p.h.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 17/2/41. Met. conditions.
Frequent rain, but improving later. Wind, South East veering to South.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. R. T. HEWER, CAG, posted to No. 1. RAF. Depot, (N.E.), on being reported Prisoner of War, w.e.f. 30/12/40. App. 'O'. O.17.
Acting ranks - Officers.
(A/W/Cmdr.) H. I. DABINETT, 29004, GD., relinquished the Acting Rank of Wing Commander on posting to RAF. Station, HARWELL, w.e.f. 16/2/1941.
Training.
1410. A/C. B.T.2887. S/L. VAN and Crew took off for Cross Country for HARWELL and
1514. returned to Base.
Operations, Night 17/18th February, 1941. Target, RHUR.
Form B.419. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
Operations for tonight were cancelled, owing to very bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 18/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fair generally, with fog later. Wind South, with little cloud.
Training.
1400. A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. ELLIOTT, and Crew took off for FELTWELL and Air Firing and
1530. returned to Base.
There were no Operations, and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/2/41. Met. conditions.
Widespread rain, sleet and snow. Cloudy, with poor visibility.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
W/C. EVANS EVANS, GD, discharges from SAFFRON WALDEN Hospital, on 16/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.19.
P/O. J. A. J. BAILEY, GD, discharged from RAF. Hospital, LITTLEPORT, on 8/1/1941.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of - not occurred.
MARHAM. 20/2/41. Met. conditions.
Rain and sleet generally, some snow. Wind, Westerly.
Operations, Night 20/21st February, 1941. Target, BOULOGNE.
Form B.420. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
Operations for today were cancelled, owing to very bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 21/2/41. Met. conditions.
Frequent snow showers. Wind Westerly.
Postings - Airmen.
No. 754894., Sgt. CARTER, S. J., Pilot, posted to No. 11. O.T.U., BASSINGBOURN, w.e.f. 21/2/1941. App. 'A'. A.38.
Operations, Night 21/22nd February, 1941. Target, WILHELMSHAVEN.
Form B.421. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
TEN aircraft stood by, but Operations were cancelled at 1900. hrs., owing to very bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 22/2/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fine, fog towards dawn, dispersing later. Wind Westerly.
Postings - Airmen.
No. 745563. Sgt. WARD, Pilot, and Crew, posted to P.A.D.F. KEMBLE, w.e.f. 23/2/1941. App. 'A'. A.39.
MARHAM. 23/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or cloudy, with some sleet. Freezing at all heights. Wind, East to North East.
Operations, Morning, 23rd February, 1941. Target, CC. 49. 'HIPPER' Class Cruiser.
Form B.422. received from headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'.
0238. to 0308. A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. DWL.481. S/L. VAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DWL.296. P/O. RALPH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.P. 9290. M.S.I. No. DWL.353. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. DWL.468. Sgt. MILTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. DWL.517. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. DWL.392. P/O. CLARKE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.L. 7854. M.S.I. No. DWL.423. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. DWL.441. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. DWL.379. Sgt. RODGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried, 2. 250 lb. AP's, 30. 500 lb. AP's, and 1. 2000 lb. AP.
A/C. P.T.2511. P/O. CLARKE, owing to engine trouble, returned to Base.
Owing to error on landing, he applied brakes and turned to starboard, but was unable to halt A/C. and crashed into some trees West of aerodrome.
Aircraft was damaged, Cat. A.C. but Crew were uninjured.
A/C. B.T.2887., S/L. VAN, experienced intense A.A. and Flak.
He attacked target at 6500', with successful results.
Upon return, owing to defect in hydraulic system, he was forced to make emergency landing, which he carried out with only slight damage to aircraft, and no injury to any members of the Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. Sgt. MILTON, when returning, gave out a Q.D.M. request, at 0825. hrs, 5 mns. Q.D.M. 1150°. 2nd Class.
He was instructed to proceed to FELTWELL, and he acknowledged instructions.
No other signal was received.
At 0830. hrs, at EAST WINCH, aircraft crashed. The aircraft hit a tree, caught fire, and was burnt out.
All members of the Crew were killed.
Three other aircraft failed to locate their target, owing to very bad weather conditions over the target area.
The remainder saw several bursts in the vicinity of the target, but were unable to locate the exact position.
Target was well lit by flares just previous to bombing.
A/C. Q.R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.
A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN;
A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. RODGERS, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.
A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES, landed at OAKINGTON.
Sgt. BRIGHT, Captain, A/C. Q.R.1469., reported that when about 8 miles N. of MORLAIX, (FRENCH Coast), his rear gunner, P/O. MILLS, observed M.E.110. flying about 500' below Red quarter and astern.
Rear gunner opened fire, 300 rnds., from each gun into the pilot's cockpit.
E/A. dipped port wing, and turned to port.
P/O. MILLS asked the Captain to turn quickly to Green side and a stall turn and dive brought his guns to bear again on the enemy's tail unit, which, after 200 rnds., from each gun, was seen to lose the port fin tail and rudder.
E/A. disappeared through the clouds, in a dive, at about 4000 feet.
All remaining aircraft returned to Base after Operations.
Training.
1525. A/C. B.T.2560. Sgt. WHITTAKER and Crew took off for Cross Country to COVENTRY, and
1625. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. C. D. RASH, GD, 42526. Posted to O.A.D.F., KEMBLE, w.e.f. 23/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.23.
Operations, Night 23rd February, 1941. Target CC. 29. (BOULOGNE).
Form B.423. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.13.
1943. A/C. R.L.7810. M.S.I. No. YMX.196. Sgt. LLOYD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bombs Carried, 6. 500 GP's, 120. 4 lb. Incendiaries.
At 2047. hours, a request for a fix was received by HULL, and a 2nd Class fix was given, F.D.E.Y.0109.
Acknowledgement by aircraft to HULL was heard by Signals at Base.
No further communication was received from this aircraft.
It is regretted that the aircraft and Crew must be considered missing.

From 0238 hrs 23/2/1941 to 0940 hrs 23/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
B. T. 2887.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
K. P. 9290.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 2112.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
P. T. 2511





Wellington IC.
S. L. 7854.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.



S/L. VAN
Sgt. JONES
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
F/O. GILLIAT

P/O. RALPH
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

Sgt. MILTON
Sgt. THOMAS
Sgt. EADES
Sgt. KENNARD
Sgt. SIMMONDS
Sgt. GREY

F/L. GILES
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLDRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. CLARKE
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. HOY
Sgt. CAMPBELL

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. KING
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. HOBSON
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

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2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

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2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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0255.






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NINE aircraft, 4 from 'A' Flight, 5 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target CC.49, (HIPPER Cruiser, BREST), in accordance with Form B.422. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. B.T.2887. M.S.I. No. (DWL.461) S/L. VAN & Crew.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. (DWL.296) P/O. RALPH & Crew.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. (DWL.353) P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1221. M.S.I. No. (DWL.468) Sgt. MILTON & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (DWL.517) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. P.T.2511. M.S.I. No. (DWL.392) P/O. CLARKE & Crew.
A/C. S.L.7854. M.S.I. No. (DWL.423) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. (DWL.441) Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. (DWL.379) Sgt. RODGERS & Crew.

BOMB LOAD. The above aircraft carried,
2. 250 lb. GP's, 30. 500 lb. AP's, and 1. 2000 AP.

Aircraft took off between 0238. - 0308. hours.

A/C. P.T.2511. P/O. CLARKE, Captain, after taking off, found that trimming gear was not functioning correctly, and that artificial horizon was off centre. Owing to cloud he decided to return. On landing, an approach was made by lining up with the beam of Chance light. The glim lights were invisible. On touching down, thinking he was approaching hangar, he applied brakes and turned to starboard, but was unable to halt aircraft, & crashed into some trees West of the aerodrome. The aircraft was damaged, (Cat. A.G.) but Crew were uninjured.

A/C. B.T.2887. S/L. VAN, Captain, on reaching target area experienced intense and heavy A.A. and Flak. He located his target, made his attack at 6500', with successful results. When returning to base, it was found he was unable to use his undercarriage, due to a defect in his hydraulic system, and signalled Base he was going to make an emergency landing. He succeeded in bringing his aircraft down, with only slight damage, and no injuries to his Crew.

A/C; F.R.1221. Sgt. MILTON, Captain took off to attack target detailed, a G.D.M. request was received at 0825. hrs 5 mns. Q.D.M. 115° 2nd Class. He was instructed to proceed to FELDWELL, and acknowledged instructions. No other signal was received. At 0830. hrs, at EAST WINCH, 52.42 N. 0035 E., aircraft crashed. The aircraft hit a tree, caught fire, and was burnt out. All members of the Crew were killed.

Three other aircraft failed to locate the target, owing to very bad weather conditions over target area. The remainder saw several bursts in the vicinity of target, but were unable to locate the exact position. Target was well lit by flares just previous to bombing.

A/C. Q/R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.
A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.
A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. RODGERS, landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.
A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES, landed at OAKINGTON.

Sgt. BRIGHT, Captain, of A/C. Q.R.1469., reported that when about 8 miles N. of MORLAIX, (FRENCH coast) his rear gunner, P/O. MILLES observed ME.110 flying about 500' below the Red quarter and astern. the rear gunner opened fire with about 300 rounds from each gun into the ME.110 pilots covered cockpit. No fire was returned by the enemy. The E/A. was seen shudder and dip its port wing as it turned to port. F/O. MILLS asked the Captain to turn quickly to Green side and a stall turn and dive brought his guns to bear again on the enemy's tail unit, which, after 200 rounds from each gun, was seen to lose the port fin tail and rudder. The enemy's nose came up and stalled into a spin, disappearing through the clouds at about 4000 ft.

A/C. S.L.7854., P/O. LODER, and A/C. K.P.9290., Captain, P/O. SAUNDERSON, both landed safely at Base after Operations.

Form B.422.

From 1943 hrs 23/2/1941 to ---- hrs --/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
R. L. 7310.



Sgt. LLOYD
P/O. AURTHURS
Sgt. DOUGLAS
Sgt. CHARLTON
SGT. LAW
Sgt. JACOBS
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1943.




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ONE aircraft, from 'A' Flight was detailed to attack Target CC. 29, BOULOGNE, in accordance with Form B.423. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. R.L.7810. (M.S.I. No. YMX.1?6) Sgt. LLOYD & Crew.

Bombs carried - 6. 500 GPs, 120. 4 lb. Incendiaries.

At 2047. hrs, a request for a fix was received by HULL, and a 2nd Class fix was given F.D.E.Y. 0109. Acknowledgement by aircraft to HULL was heard by Signals at Base.

No further communication was received from this aircraft.

Form B.423.

MARHAM. 24/2/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable. Fine becoming fair. Visibility good.
Training.
1150. A/C. R.1410., P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to NEWMARKET, and
1450. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 25/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fair, apart from scattered showers. Wind North Easterly veering to South East.
Postings - Officers.
F/L. FLETCHER, G.D. posted from BRAMCOTE, w.e.f. 24/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.25.
Acting Ranks - Officers.
F/O. L. E. GILES, GD., 32213., appointed to the Unpaid Acting Rank of Flight Lieutenant, on appointment to Flight Lieutenant post, w.e.f. 27/1/1941.
Postings and Attachments, Officers.
A/F/O. CLUTTERBUCK, CAG, ceased to be detached to Messrs PARNALL AIRCRAFT, YATE, BRISTOL, w.e.f. 24/2/1941.
Postings - Airmen.
No. 902481. Sgt. PIKE, G., Pilot, posted from No. 11. O.T.U., BASSINGBOURN, w.e.f. 24/2/1941. App. 'A'. A42.
Operations, Night 25/26th February, 1941. Target; Town 3., and CC.29. WILHELMSHAVEN, and BOULOGNE.
Form B.425. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.14.
1850. to 1927. A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. BRL.482. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. BRL.623. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1270. M.S.I. No. BRL.526. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. BRL.659. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. BRL.581. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb Load: 2. 250 lb. GP's, 33. 500 lb. GP's, 2. 1000 lb. GP's, were carried by the above A/C.
Owing to 9/10th, - 10/10th cloud, results were not observed, but all aircraft bombed target area, and in some instances, bomb bursts were reflected against the clouds.
Bombs were also dropped on S/L. concentrations and A.A. fire in approximate position of target.
F/L. CLYDE-SMITH, A/C. D.R.3237., bombed from 9000 feet, saw bombs fall on existing fires, but other results were not visible.
0025. All aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations.

From 1850 hrs 25/2/1941 to 0025 hrs 26/2/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1270.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.




F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. KING
Sgt. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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Rr. Gunnr.
1850.






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2331.



FIVE aircraft were detailed to attack Target Town 3, and CC.49, - 3 from 'A' Flight, 2 from 'B' Flight, in accordance with Form B.425. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group. (WILHELMSHAVEN, and BOULOGNE).

A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. (BRL.482) F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. (BRL.623) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1270. M.S.I. No. (BRL.526) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. (BRL.659) Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. (BRL.581) P/O. LODER & Crew.

BOMB LOAD - 2. 250 GPs, 33. 500 GPs, 2. 1000 GPs, were carried by the above five aircraft.

A/C. D.R.3237 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH, Captain, from height of 9000 feet, saw bombs fall on existing fires - flashes of bombs seen through the clouds, but no other results, owing to 9/10th cloud.

A/C. J.T.2563. F/O. KIRK, Captain, bombed from 13000', but owing to 10/10th cloud, no obvious results were seen. Bomb bursts were reflected against the clouds, over target area.

A/C. Q.R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT, Captain, bombed his target from 11000 feet, and bombs were dropped one by one in target area, as indicated by FLAK. Bomb bursts were seen, but nothing else.

A/C. H.R.1270. P/O. CURRY, Captain, bombed from 10000', but owing to vert bad weather condition over the target, and 10/10th clouds, no results were seen.

A/C. W.R.1034. P/O. LODER, Captain, also bombed from 10,000', but again clouds obscured results, and nothing was seen.

Bombs were also dropped on concentration of S/L and A.A. fire in approximate position of target, as estimated ? ? ? .

Form B.425.

MARHAM. 26/2/41. Met. conditions.
Fair, with local drizzle. Freezing at all heights. Wind, Easterly, veering to West.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/2/41. Met. conditions.
Overcast, with intermittent rain. Wind, S.S. Easterly, veering to S.S. Westerly.
Postings - Officers.
F/O. E. J. KNIGHT, G.D., posted from BRAMCOTE, w.e.f. 24/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.27.
Promotions - Officers.
P/O. W. J. R. KIRK, GD, Promoted to the War substantive Rank of F/O., w.e.f. 6/11/1940.
Postings - Airmen.
No. 936378. Sgt. DOUGLAS, Pilot, Detached to No. 5. B.A.T.F., HONINGTON, w.e.f. 26/2/1941. App. 'A'. A.43.
MARHAM. 28/2/41. Met. conditions.
Slight rain locally. Wind South Westerly. Visibility moderate.
Postings - Officers.
A/P/O. E. F. C. WORTHY, Eng., Posted to RAF. Station, LOUGHBOROUGH, on appointement, w.e.f. 28/2/1941. App. 'O'. O.28.
Attachments - Officers.
P/O. P. A. CLARKE, GD, ceased to be detached to No. 5. B.A.T.F., HONINGTON, w.e.f. 27/2/1941.
Postings - Airmen.
No. 936378. Sgt. DOUGLAS, Pilot, ceased to be detchd. to No. 5; B.A.T.F. HONINGTON, w.e.f. 27/2/1941. App. 'A'. A.45.
No. 902513. Sgt. WHITTAKER, J. Pilot, detached to No. 5. B.A.T.F., w.e.f. 28/2/1941.
No. 967101. Sgt. THOMPSON, C. Pilot, Detached to No. 5. B.A.T.F., w.e.f. 28/2/1941.
No. 902444. Sgt. THOMPSON, A. Pilot, Posted to RAF. MARHAM, (NE), sick, w.e.f. 28/2/1941.
Operations, Night 28th February, 1941. Target GR. 3366.
Form B.427. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.15.
2237. to 2354. A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. DWL.645. Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. DWL.506. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DWL.524. P/O. RALPH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. DWL.561. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.T.2563. M.S.I. No. DWL.672. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. DWL.693. S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. DWL.593. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. DWL.614. Sgt. RODGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb loads.
1. 2000 lb. GP. 2. 500 lb. GP's, 13. 250 lb GP'S, 1. 500 lb. GP's, 11. 250 lb. GP's, 4. 500 lb. GP'S, 5. 250 lb. GP's, 1. 2000 lb. GP, 2. 500 lb. GP's, 6. 500 lb. GP's, 1. 250 lb. GP's, 4. 500 lb. GP's, 5. 250 lb. GP's, 13. 250 lb. GP's.
Nearly 12 Tons of bombs were carried by these aircraft.
A/C. E.T.2560., Sgt. PALMER, did not locate target, or fall of bombs, a very large deep-red fire followed their release, however, and gable end of a huge building was seen for a moment in their reflection.
Bombed from 9000 feet, and 10/10th cloud made visibility of area bad.
A/C. G.L.7895. P/O. RALPH, dropped 1 stick over target area. Bursts were observed, but no other results.
A/C. K.T.2563., F/O. KIRK, did not attack, owing to engine trouble, and brought back his bombs.
A/C. W.R.1034., S/L. LASBREY, saw bombs fall E. to N.W. in target area. No definite results were seen owing to cloud. Bombing from 9000 feet.
A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. RODGERS, saw all bombs drop E. to W. in target area, but again haze and cloud prevented observation of results. Also bombed from 9000 feet.
A/C. F.R.1269. P/O. CURRY saw bombs fall 030° through gap in clouds, near fire burning in target area, causing more fires and small explosions. Bombed from 10.000 feet.

From 2237 hrs 28/2/1941 to 0605 hrs 1/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
G. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
K. P. 9290.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.

Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. BOWES
Sgt. KERRUISH

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. McGREGOR

P/O. RALPH
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
F/L. COUSINS
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. KING
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. GILPIN
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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EIGHT Aircraft, 5 from 'A' Flight, 3 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack GR3366, in accordance with Form B.427. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. (DWL.645) Sgt. PALMER & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. (DWL.506) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. G.L.7895. M.S.I. No. (DWL.524) P/O. RALPH & Crew.
A/C. K.P.9290. M.S.I. No. (DWL.561) P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. K.T.2363. M.S.I. No. (DWL.672) P/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. (DWL.693) S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. G.R.1469. M.S.I. No. (DWL.593) Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. (DWL.614) Sgt. RODGERS & Crew.

BOMB LOAD:
A/C. E.T.2560. - 1. 2000 lb. GP, 2. 500 GPs;
A/C. F.R.1269. - 13. 250 lb. GP's.
A/C. G.L.7895. - 13. 250 lb. GP's.
A/C. K.P.9290. - 1. 500 lb. GP, 11. 250 lb. GP's.
A/C. K.T.2563. - 4. 500 lb. GP's, 5. 250 lb. GP's.
A/C. W.R.1034. - 1. 2000 lb. GP, 2. 500 lb. GP's.
A/C. Q.R.1469. - 6. 500 lb. GP's, 1. 250 lb. GP's.
A/C. X.R.3279. - 4. 500 lb. GP's, 5. 250 lb. GP's.

Aircraft took off between 2237. hours and 0004. hrs.

A/C. E.T.2560. Sgt. PALMER, Captn., did not locate the fall of bombs. A very large deep-red fire followed their release, however, and the gable end of a very large building was seen for a moment in the fire. Bombing was from 9000 feet, and 10/10th cloud made visibility of target bad.

A/C. G.L.7895., P/O. RALPH, dropped 1 stick over target area. Bursts were observed, but no other results. No fire seen in target area.

A/C. K.T.2563., P/O. KIRK, Captn., did not attack, owing to engine trouble, and broken oil pipe, and brought bombs back.

A/C. W.R.1034. S/L. LASBREY, Captain, saw bombs fall E. to N.W. in target area. No definite results were seen owing to cloud. Bombing was carried out from 9000 feet.

A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. RODGERS, Captn., saw all bombs drop E. to W. in target area, but again haze and clod prevented observation. Also bombed from 9000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT. Captain, bombed from 9000', and bursts were seen half-mile W. of BANHOFEN.

A/C. F.R.1269. P/O. CURRY, Captain, saw all bombs fall 030° through gap in clouds, near fire burning in target area, causing more fires and small explosions. Bombed from 10000 feet.

All aircraft returned safely to Base from this Operation.

Form B.427.

MARHAM. 1/3/41. 0520. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations, with the exception of
A/C. K.P.9290., P/O. SAUNDERSON, Captain, who landed at MANSTON, at 0605. hours.